So I will pay you three thousand,
Mrs. Saigal has been cooking expertly for Srila Prabhupada and he called her into his room in the late evening to thank her. After her first day's efforts he had complimented her and said she had cooked so nicely he had eaten enough for three days in one. He especially liked the neem begun, a traditional Bengali eggplant dish she had made. In response to Srila Prabhupada's request Mrs. Saigal also made a jar full of chudi (sevian) savoury noodles which he has been keeping on his desk and occasionally dipping into. Now on the eve of his departure he thanked her and smilingly told her that she had looked after him just like a daughter. Mrs. Saigal was highly gratified that she had pleased His Divine Grace by her humble efforts.
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Srila Prabhupada also had a few last words with Dr. Sukla, who, since Prabhupada's request to him in March, has been translating Nectar of Instruction into Hindi. Prabhupada asked him to head up the Hindi translation work for the BBT. He asked Dr. Sukla how much the university was paying him.
"Two thousand rupees a month," Dr. Sukla replied.
"So I will pay you three thousand," Srila Prabhupada told him with a broad but serious grin.
Dr. Sukla was flattered by Srila Prabhupada's confidence in him but he relcutantly declined his offer because of his ongoing commitments at the university.
Reference: Transcendental Diary Volume 5
Author: Hari Sauri Dasa