In connection with the cremation of Ba, Shri Shantikumar suggested that some sandalwood be used for fuel. Bapu protested and said, "Ba was a poor man's wife. How can a poor man afford any sandalwood?"
Whereupon the Superintendent of the Yeravda jail informed Bapu that they had some
sandalwood in stock.
Bapu answered, "Then you, I mean the Government, can use sandalwood if you so wish,
and, I would have no objection."