Alahazrat Avoiding Royals
Alahazrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan avoided meeting princes and royalty. Shāh Mahdī Ĥasan had once invited the Nawab of Rampur, who was eager to meet Alahazrat, and sent a message to Alahazrat seeking his consent; but Alahazrat refused to go. On another occasion, during a stopover at Bareilly, the Nawab sent his chamberlain with a gift of 1500 rupees, requesting an audience; Alahazrat, stood in the doorway and told the chamberlain, without even inviting him inside: “Please take this [money] back and tell him that my poor abode is not worthy of receiving royal guests, nor am I acquainted with the manners of the court that I may present myself.”
 Nawab Ĥāmid Álī Khān.