There are so many histories like this. There is a verse in the song, Bhajahũ Re Mana: rāmacandra saṅga māge narottama dāsa. Rāmacandra Kavirāja, the disciple of Śrīnivāsa Ācārya, had a younger brother, Durgadha, who was always worshiping Kali. He often told Durgadha that he should do bhajana of Kṛṣṇa, but his younger brother didn’t care to listen.
Once, Durgadha became very sick. Although several people tried to save his life by administering medicines and by worshiping the demigoddess Durgā, still, day by day his health was decreasing and he was about to die. Rāmacandra Kavirāja came to him and asked, “Why are you worshiping Durgā? Why aren’t you worshiping Kṛṣṇa, Govinda? Take responsibility for yourself and chant ‘Govinda’ one-pointedly. In this way you’ll be cured, your life will be saved, and you’ll be happy forever.” Durgadha finally agreed, thinking, “Durgā couldn’t help me,” and he took initiation from Rāmacandra. Then gradually, in three or four days, as if by some magical effect his illness was cured, his health was restored, and he began to do bhajana under the guidance of his guru.
From then on he became known as Govinda dāsa Kavirāja. He was an excellent writer and poet, and after he wrote “Bhajahū re māna,” he sent it to Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī. When Jīva Gosvāmī heard the bhajana of Govinda dāsa, he appreciated it so much that he told him, “Continue to compose kīrtanas like these. You are very qualified, so you should compose more and send them to me in Vṛndāvana.” Śrīla Govinda dāsa Kavirāja then composed many poems glorifying Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa.

―Śrīla Bhaktivedanta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja

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