Baba Desi (aged 88) is affectionately known as Belgrave’s very own ‘Wizard’. He is often seen each day walking from Tecoma to Belgrave in a colorful flowing robe and turban with staff in hand. He is known to be a healer, protester & activist. Many years ago I had a chat and photo taken with him in the Main Street of Belgrave. I recently bumped into him again at the “Big Dreams Market” up at Belgrave & asked if he would mind having a another photo taken with me. He very kindly obliged. He moved to the hills about 30 years ago after working as a Manager in a busy Melbourne City Department Store. He says he is not a wizard, but doesn’t mind being called one. He wears an eye patch after glaucoma completely blinded his left eye.
(A man adrift from mainstream society)