G.V. Subbaramayya was an educationist and poet. He was deeply devoted to Bhagavan Ramana with an approach that was both childlike and spontaneous. From 1933 he had the privilege of moving with Sri Bhagavan on very intimate terms. Subbaramayya attained the Lotus Feet of his Master in May 1970.
Ten days before Sri Bhagavan’s Maha Nirvana G.V. Subbaramayya entered the small room where he lay:
Sri Bhagavan said, “Come in.” As I went in and stood before Him, Sri Bhagavan asked me, “What do you want?”
I said with streaming eyes:
“I want Abhayam,” (Protection from fear).
Sri Bhagavan replied with overflowing Grace:
“Saree, Icchanu,” (Yes, I have given it).
Sri Bhagavan added, “Don’t fear. As it came, so it will go.”
At once I felt as though a heavy load were lifted from my heart and as I touched His Lotus Feet with my hands and head a thrill of ecstasy passed through my frame, and I felt like being plunged in an ocean of Peace and Bliss. That vision of Sri Bhagavan and His gracious words granting me Abhayam have taken permanent abode in my being and are guarding me from all life’s ills.