"Do you realize how fortunate you are that you have fallen ill while I am here and that I have come to visit you?"  Lud smiled helplessly. Baba gave instructions to his wife, Bea, and said he would be well in two days. Much to the doctor's surprise, Lud did fully recover in exactly two days.

 Baba later revealed, "I precipitated this illness to save Lud from a much worse catastrophe due in a few months." Baba had lovingly christened Lud's fourteen-year-old daughter Diane as "Three-B" — meaning, Baba's Beloved Baby. He told Three-B: "Next time I come, I will call you to India."