Favoured devotee of the Master and Holy Mother, Binodebihari Som, resident of Baghbazar, pupil of M. whom he accompanied to Dakshineswar to meet the Master. Inclined towards realization of God at that time, earned the Master’s affection thereby. Married later but not entangled in domesticity. Joined the theatre under Girishchandra and keeping bad company turned into a hardened drunkard, known as “Padmavinode” in theatrical circles. One-time friend of Swami Saradananda, called him “Dost”. Called out to him once at midnight, in a drunken state, from the street in front of Holy Mother’s Baghbazar residence. Apprehensive of her being awakened, Swami Saradananda having maintained silence, went back dejectedly to return the next night when he sat on the street in front of Mother’s window and sang, “Arise, O compassionate one, open the door of your cottage,” etc. Mother, awakened, opened her window and stood there. Having seen her, Padmavinode, overwhelmed with joy, began to sing, “Cherish my precious Mother Shyama / Tenderly within, O heart” etc. After seeing Mother he rolled on the street and then left. Mother interested, made enquiries about him. Suffering from dropsy he died in a Calcutta hospital. Swami Saradananda took care of him and Ashutosh Mitra, Mother’s attendant, attended on him and read out to him from “the Gospel”, which he wished to hear in his last hours. He died with the Master’s name on his lips. Mother commented, “That is as it should be, after all he is the Master’s son! So what if he covered himself with mud? He has attained the lap of the One whose son he is” (Reminiscences of Sri Sarada Devi, p. 194).