|Nikhil's grandmother and grandfather with|
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
- All the aspirants had to sing a couple of bhajans before the bhajan-group in-charges(teachers and senior singers) who would assess whether the singer was good enough to begin right away or needed practice.
- Once the in-charges were convinced, the singer would have to personally seek permission from Swami to sing in His presence.
- When he actually sang in Swami’s presence, the singer should not receive any negative feedback or signs from Swami.