Veteran Actor & Producer Shri.Manoj Kumar Goswami's movie “Shirdi Ke Sai Baba” which was released on 01st January`1977 has totally changed the image of Shirdi and made it what it is today by spreading its name all across the world. So, on 15th May`2006, the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust`Shirdi honored Shri.Manoj Kumar by renaming the "Pimpalwadi Road" in Shirdi, as "Manojkumar Goswami Road". This kilometer long "Pimpalwadi Road" is the only road that leads to the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. The Keystone of his name was unveiled by the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri.Vilasrao Deshmukh. Declaring Shri.Manoj Kumar as the Architect of Modern Shirdi, the Shirdi Sai Sansthan had later felicitated him. And now, on 12th April`2011,to show their gratitude towards Shri.Manoj Kumar, the Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan honored him again during the Centenary year of Shri Ram Navami Celebrations @ Shirdi.In his speech, Shri.Manoj Kumar said that it was really an incredible moment that this Ram Navami Celebrations @ Shirdi,which was started by Sai Baba himself, has completed a 100 years !!!He added that he has been coming to Shirdi for the last 53 years and was amazed by the progress Shirdi had made since then.He went on to say that it was only because of Sai Baba's blessings that he could complete the work on his movie "Shirdi Ke Sai Baba". Finally, with due respect to the people of Shirdi, Shri.Manoj Kumar asked for forgiveness while requesting them to maintain the Sacredness of Baba's Shirdi and not to turn it into a Commercial place.While getting nostalgic about his memories of Shirdi, Shri.Mr.Manoj Kumar said that he still remembers the then Dhoti & Feta (turban) clad people of Shirdi. In those days there was no other mode of transportation in Shirdi other than a Bullock cart. There were no facilities of Lodging also and how any devotee could have a peaceful Darshan of Sai Baba in the Samadhi Shrine. He mentioned that during one of his visits to Shirdi in those days, he & his friend had bought, from a small shop, two Sai Baba Rings for 25 paise which they then gifted to each other. Even today Shri.Manoj Kumar still wears that ring.About his movie “Shirdi Ke Sai Baba” Shri.Manoj Kumar said that Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi`Andhra Pradesh, India had sent Shri.Chandulal Shah to him as Sathya Sai Baba had expressed his desire for a movie to be made on the Life & Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba.With the blessings of the almighty, the movie was made in just 2 months time flat. None of the actors took any money for acting in it and all the money which was earned from this movie was distributed among various charitable organizations by Sarla Charitable Trust. Shri.Manoj Kumar said that it is very important for all of us to always remember that Baba will always be us if we help others.When he donated money to the Shirdi Sai Sansthan's Hospital to start an ICU unit 25 years ago, he had done so with a pure intention of helping the needy & poor as per Baba’s guidance. That’s why he requested the people of Shirdi also to always help others without having any commercial angle to it. He said that he himself was an Homeopathy Doctor & even today doesn't charge any fees from anyone.- More Valuable than an Oscar - Shri.Manoj Kumar said that by naming a whole stretch of road in Shirdi in his name was more precious to him than winning an Oscar. He thanked the Shirdi Sai Sansthan & local people of Shirdi for giving this honor & said that for an 73 year old actor like him, this was the luckiest day of his life.