Soona ( Soona Masi ) Irani

Image colourized by Anthony Zois
Image colourized by Anthony Zois

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

Soonamai & her husband Kaikhushru "Masa" Irani
Soonamai & her husband Kaikhushru "Masa" Irani
Soona's husband Kaikhushru Zaveri  Beheram Irani. Image colourized by Anthony Zois.
Soona's husband Kaikhushru Zaveri Beheram Irani. Image colourized by Anthony Zois.
Courtesy of MN Collection
Courtesy of MN Collection
LM ; p.5922
LM ; p.5922
Meher Baba with Soonamai & her sister Gulmai Irani on tour in India. Image colourized by Anthony Zois.
Meher Baba with Soonamai & her sister Gulmai Irani on tour in India. Image colourized by Anthony Zois.
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