We all seek salvation (Moksha) and want to get rid of calamities. How can we achieve the same? If we can't please GOD, then how will he reward our prayers. God dwells in all beings that is where he has provided us an opportunity to serve the miserable and under-privileged to burn the Karma. Let's serve the humanity!
Born in 1934 in a business family of Faridabad well known as Mehndiwalas, Mr. Motilal Gupta did his graduation in 1955 from Benaras Hindu University. After having led a life of a seasoned businessman, one afternoon, in April 1986, while passing in front of the Lodhi Road New Delhi Temple of Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi, Mr. Gupta felt within him an urge to visit the temple and as he came face to face with the statue of Baba, he felt so enticed that instantly Baba became the be-all and end-all of his life. Giving up his flourishing business and the lure of money, he became completely devoted to Baba.
In October 1986, Shri Gupta's family i.e. his mother, brothers and sisters settled a bargain with a prospective buyer for the family's agricultural land at Tigaon Road, Faridabad and the earnest money was to come next day. Meanwhile through a Divine light Sai Baba advised him to buy the said land. Next day he conveyed his desire to buy the said land to his elder brother. His elder brother showed his feelings that how we could back out from the commitment. While the talks were going on, the prospective buyer called his brother and communicated that his family desires that the price is high and it may be reconsidered. Thus the buyer backed out from the bargain and by Baba's Grace, Mr. Gupta got an opportunity to buy the said land from the family.
Mr Gupta, In February 1987, had another Divine light where Baba desired that a temple be set up on a part of this land. Starting from a small picture of Sai Baba of Shirdi kept under a Peepal tree on his sprawling farm land in Faridabad in the rural and peaceful surroundings, it has now grown into a huge complex popularly known as 'Sai Dham', in about three acres land donated by him for this purpose and where people are now drawn from all over the world.
Today his mission in life is to serve the poor and down trodden people of the society. He is putting in Herculean efforts in the fields of education, in wiping out hunger, alleviating poverty, facilitating mass marriages of poor girls and providing better health care to the neglected segment of the society. His endeavors have taken rapid strides, reaching out to millions of people through his various services in accordance with the teachings of Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi. Mr. Gupta, is a glowing example of how an individual's untiring efforts coupled with determination, dedication, honesty of purpose, possessing in-dominative courage and capacity for sustained hard work of sixteen hours a day at the age of 80 years can achieve, in improving the lives of a large number of under-privileged persons and provide them relief from the miseries of life.
Mr. Gupta is a glowing example of how an individual, with dedication and determination to the cause, can serve the humanity and provide relief to the poor and needy from the miseries of life in numerous ways and at such a large scale. His endeavors have taken rapid strides, reaching out to millions of people through his various services in the aforesaid fields. The services being rendered by Mr. Gupta have been appreciated by several individuals, dignitaries and organizations.
HONOURS - Gupta was honoured by many dignitaries and organizations which include Governor Jagannath Pahadia, Actress Shabana Azmi, American Non-profit organization - Home of Hope and CSR Times for his dedicated services in the fields of free children's education, vocational training, mass marriages of poor girls and medical care to the poor and needy.