Baba had a severe backache, and it was obvious to the men that the labors of his work were affecting his body. Nevertheless, at the crack of dawn, he started for Hardwar with the four companions. There Baba had to walk back and forth on both sides of the road to make the continuous contacts amidst heavy traffic of motor vehicles and multitudes of pilgrims. Searching through the ashrams and camps of saints, sadhus and mahatmas, peering into every bylane and secluded recess, he found and contacted 921 more such men, bringing the total to 5,903.
During this phase, Baba was not repeating contacts; he would contact a person only once.
As the day wore on, Baba became terribly exhausted, and returned to Motichur at a slow gait with heavy steps. His eyelids, he said, felt heavy, and the companions were at a loss as to how to convince Baba to take rest.
Despite the crushing fatigue, Baba contacted 532 sadhus and anchorites in Hardwar the next day, 31 March.
Keki Desai had been called from Delhi on some work, and Baba saw him before returning to Motichur at 3:00 P.M.
Accompanied by the four companions and Keki Desai, Baba again visited Hardwar the following day at 3:00 A.M. Tension arose that morning between Baba and Baidul when Baba accused Baidul of rushing him from one camp to another. Baidul argued, rather than keeping quiet, which upset Baba. After contacting 262 persons they returned to Motichur. There Baba remarked, "If 7,000 contacts are made I will be perfectly satisfied, but I will be happier if the number exceeds 7,000." The total thus far was 6,697. Age wondered how this would be possible. "The Beloved was noticeably weaker and his continual labor of bowing down and rising, taking darshan of hundreds, one after another, was pushing his state of exhaustion to a point of collapse."