Aminta ( Minta ) Toledano "Shalimar "
Born : 2nd January 1908, Panama
Died : 29th July 1983, London, UK
Married : 1) Glynn Henry Reginald Barton ; b. 1896 London, d. 1963 London ; m. 1955 -
2) Samuel Herbert Toledano ; b. 14th Feb.1906 Colon, Panama - d.21st May 1990 Panama
Children : Pat ( female )
Sister : Delia De Leon
Brother : Herbert
Nationality : English
Delia De Leon's younger sister
'Shalimar' was the name Meher Baba gave Minta.
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.