Aminta ( Minta ) Toledano "Shalimar "

Courtesy of Lord Meher, Vol. 5  : Bhau Kalchuri
Courtesy of Lord Meher, Vol. 5 : Bhau Kalchuri

Born : 2nd January  1908, Panama

Died : 29th July  1983, London, UK

Married : 1) Glynn Henry Reginald Barton ;  b. 1896 London, d. 1963 London

                2) Samuel Herbert Toledano ; b. 14th Feb.1906 Colon, Panama - d.21st May 1990        Panama

                m. 7th November 1926 London

Children : Pat ( female  )

Sister :    Delia De Leon

Brother : Herbert

Nationality : English

Delia De Leon's younger sister

My sister Delia ( De Leon ) had met Baba at the theater and was absolutely bowled over. She asked me if I would like to meet him and I said yes. I was not seeking as she was, but when she told me what reactions she had had to Baba, I said I would like to meet him too. The first time I saw him at the Davy's house, I was terribly moved. I can't say why at all; suddenly I found myself weeping and could not stop...

Baba spelled out on the board to one of the Mandali, 'Ask her why she is weeping.' I spontaneously said, 'Because you are so beautiful.'

From that point on, I only wanted to look at him and be with him, just sit on the floor and look at him. I didn't want to ask anything. Baba was wearing a white robe with his hair long; his face was very, very beautiful. There was an aura of light around him which one cannot really describe. In his presence, I could not look at anyone else... I was really taken with him, and was told I could come again. I went every time it was possible.


Aminta Toledano
1931, London
LM4 p1436

Courtesy of MN Collection
Courtesy of MN Collection
Lord Meher - p.1585 - East Challacombe,England 1931
Lord Meher - p.1585 - East Challacombe,England 1931
Venice, Italy - August 1932
Venice, Italy - August 1932
MSI Collection
MSI Collection
Close up detail of the above image
Close up detail of the above image
MSI Collection ; India - far left
MSI Collection ; India - far left
Italy 1933
Italy 1933
MSI Collection ; Portofino,Italy
MSI Collection ; Portofino,Italy
Baba with Minta. Delia is in front of them and Chanji is behind
Baba with Minta. Delia is in front of them and Chanji is behind
Courtesy of MN Collection
Courtesy of MN Collection
Courtesy of MN Collection
Courtesy of MN Collection
Minta ( left )
Minta ( left )