Soona ( Soona Masi ) Irani

Courtesy of MN Collection
Courtesy of MN Collection

Born :3rd April 1884

Died : 3rd April 1973 ( 89 y.o.)

Married : Kaikhushru Zaveri  Beheram Irani

Children : Khorshed "Small"

Parents : ? Her parents came from Kerman, Iran

Siblings : Gulmai - sister, Minochershaw (Dr.) - brother

 

Meher Baba gave her the nickname "Sneezy" after the dwarf in Snow White film.

He also stated that she was the "Gatekeeper of Heaven"

 

Nationality : Indian

LM ; p.5922
LM ; p.5922
21st June, 1923 - Mt. Urak, Quetta ( then British W. India ) ; Soonamasi is standing next to young Khorshed & Gulmai who's wearing a dark sari,  amoungst Baba's men mandali. Courtesy of Glow Int. magazine -Fall 2018.
21st June, 1923 - Mt. Urak, Quetta ( then British W. India ) ; Soonamasi is standing next to young Khorshed & Gulmai who's wearing a dark sari, amoungst Baba's men mandali. Courtesy of Glow Int. magazine -Fall 2018.
MSI Collection ; India - rear left
MSI Collection ; India - rear left
MSI Collection ; India - Soonamasi is behind Baba
MSI Collection ; India - Soonamasi is behind Baba
MSI Collection ; 1937 - India
MSI Collection ; 1937 - India
MSI Collection ; 1937 - India
MSI Collection ; 1937 - India
1937 - Nasik. Soonamasai is standing behind the two men seated behind Meher Baba, wearing a sari.
1937 - Nasik. Soonamasai is standing behind the two men seated behind Meher Baba, wearing a sari.
 1937 : Villa Caldana, Cannes, France. Soona is seated front left of Meher Baba. Courtesy of MN Publ.
1937 : Villa Caldana, Cannes, France. Soona is seated front left of Meher Baba. Courtesy of MN Publ.
   1937 : Villa Caldana, Cannes, France. Soona is seated front left of Meher Baba. Courtesy of Meher-Meher books.
1937 : Villa Caldana, Cannes, France. Soona is seated front left of Meher Baba. Courtesy of Meher-Meher books.
 1937 : Villa Caldana, Cannes, France. Soona is seated front left of Meher Baba. Courtesy of LM, p.2296
1937 : Villa Caldana, Cannes, France. Soona is seated front left of Meher Baba. Courtesy of LM, p.2296
India, possibly Agra : Meher Baba with sisters - Soonamasi & Gulmai Irani : Courtesy of MN Collection
India, possibly Agra : Meher Baba with sisters - Soonamasi & Gulmai Irani : Courtesy of MN Collection