Mansari  Desai

Photo of Mansari by Andy Muir, late 1970's- Meherabad, India
Photo of Mansari by Andy Muir, late 1970's- Meherabad, India

Born : 17th August, 1909 - British India

Died : 12th  January, 1997 - Meherabad, India

Interment of her ashes : 9th Nov.1999 - Meherabad Hill

Parents : Beheram Desai &

Siblings : Minoo Desai

Nationality : Indian

Mid-1970s ; Mansari at Upper Meherabad near her quarters ; Photographed by Anne Giles
Mid-1970s ; Mansari at Upper Meherabad near her quarters ; Photographed by Anne Giles

Mansari was the caretaker of Upper Meherabad.


Her family lived in Navsari, MS.

Her uncle was Sohrabji Desai, the writer. 

His niece - Bapai married Mansari's brother - Minoo Desai.

Meher Baba arrived in Navsari on the 1st March 1932 to perform the engagement ceremony for Minoo & Bapai.

Mansari & Anthony Zois - U.Meherabad 1988
Mansari & Anthony Zois - U.Meherabad 1988
The above illustration was drawn by Meher Baba and it represents Mansari
The above illustration was drawn by Meher Baba and it represents Mansari
Mansari in her kitchen with one of her dogs - Photographed by Anne Giles
Mansari in her kitchen with one of her dogs - Photographed by Anne Giles
Feb 1975 —  Mansari with Art (L) and Peter Nordeen (R)
Feb 1975 — Mansari with Art (L) and Peter Nordeen (R)
Mid-1970s ; Mansari outside her quarters at Upper Meherabad - Photographed by Anne Giles
Mid-1970s ; Mansari outside her quarters at Upper Meherabad - Photographed by Anne Giles