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Manu Jessawala


Manu Jessawala
3 May 1919 – 16 August 2012



Manu Byramshaw Jessawala, sister of Eruch and Meherwan Jessawala,
joined her Beloved Meher Baba on August 16th, 2012, at 5:58 am in
Meherazad. Manu had been in heart failure for several weeks and this
morning she peacefully drifted into her Beloved’s waiting arms with her
family and caregivers around her repeating Baba’s Name. Manu was 93
years old. Her cremation will be at Meherabad on 16th August at 5 pm.

Manu, daughter of Gaimai and Pappa Jessawala, was born in 1919 in
Nagpur, but she lived with her family for many years at Bindra House in
Pune where Baba and His Mandali often stayed during Baba’s visits
there. On 1st August 1938, Manu and the entire Jessawala family
joined Baba’s ashram in Meherabad and thereafter traveled throughout
India in the Blue Bus with Him. Finally, in 1943 Baba sent the family
to Pune where they took up residence in Bindra House awaiting Baba’s
call. While residing there, Manu and her family were in daily contact
with Baba wherever He was.

In 1990 Bindra House was sold by its owner and, as Baba during His
lifetime had given the family permission to live at Meherazad, Gaimai,
Manu and Meherwan, joined Eruch, and the other resident Mandali at

Manu’s life of total obedience, love and service to Beloved Baba till
the very end has been an inspiration to all who have met her. Her
constant remembrance of and focus on Meher Baba are precious
touchstones guiding our way to His feet. Her sole desire was to die
with Baba’s Name on her lips and as she returned to Him, her family
and caregivers ensured that she heard Baba’s name till the very end.

We, your Meherazad family salute you, dearest Manu, for a life lived
in complete surrender to your Beloved Avatar Meher Baba.


Meherwan Jessawala and Meherazad family
16th August 2012


Meherwan Jessawala with his sister, Manu. photo by Mehera Arjani








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