Mumbiram had visited Sevagram with Markus Müller, his admirer from Basel, in 2001. It was a short yet eventful visit. Mumbiram had promised himself to come again to Sevagram for a longer visit. Six years later that opportunity materialized in an autumn visit to that romantic karmabhoomi of Mahatma Gandhi. At that time Mumbiram and Vrinda were living in Raiwadi, an oceanside village south of Alibaug. Their son Hansraj was a little over 3 years old. Their journey began with a boat ride to Mumbai. They had taken an afternoon train from Lokmanya Tilak terminal in Mumbai that took them to Wardha. They had arrived in Sevagram around 5 am next morning. Again they were given a room in Rustam Bhavan right next to where Mumbiram had stayed with Markus 6 years before.