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RODA MISTRY JOINS BABA. - CREMATION ON SUNDAY
9TH JULY 06
More on Roda's passing from the women mandali --
Beloved Avatar Meher Baba gathered His
dearest Roda Mistry into His embrace on July 8, 2006 at 12.58 pm in
Meherazad. Rodi - as Baba would affectionately call her - passed away
from a heart attack at 82 years of age. Cremation will be at Meherabad on
July 9, 2006 at 10:00 am.
Roda's great fortune was being born into a family destined for such
closeness to Beloved Baba that He considered their home His own. Her
Uncle Chanji, Baba's first secretary, brought the entire Dadachanji family
to meet Baba for the first time at Meherabad when Roda was only 3 years
old, and from that day on she was frequently in His company. Not only did
Baba visit their home many times during the 30's but He also called her to
stay in the ashram now and again. From early childhood until the end,
Roda's life was guided by Baba and she lived solely to love and serve Him.
In 1948 Roda married Jimmy Mistry, and later gave birth to their three
sons - Meherwan, Falu and Sarosh. Roda's devotion to and love for Meher
Baba throughout her married life was the touchstone by which her family
was nurtured and guided. After their children were grown and settled, in
1979 Roda and Jimmy moved to Meherabad to serve Him on the Trust estate.
Jimmy was a Trustee for Baba's Trust and Roda fulfilled her wish to serve
by tending Baba's precious Samadhi.
In 1996, after Jimmy passed away, Roda moved to Meherazad where her son,
Falu, had been living and serving since 1978. And at Meherazad she
continued to serve Him and to be a shining example of love for God despite
the many physical trials she cheerfully faced.
We, your Meherazad
family, honour you, dearest Roda, for a life lived in one-pointed faith
and commitment to your Beloved.
AVATAR MEHER BABA KI
Arnavaz, Meheru, Katie, Falu
and all at Meherazad
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Roda Mistry, sister of Arnavaz and Nargis, and long-time resident of
Meherazad passed into Meher Baba's Arms today (Saturday) around Noon
Ahmednagar time. A lover of her Beloved Meher Baba since childhood, she was
sweet natured and accepting of whatever Baba sent her in life. Roda was born
into the Dadachanji family, whose first contact with Baba was her uncle,
Framroze ("Chanji), Meher Baba's first secretary and early companion. Her
husband, Jimmy, died some years ago. Nargis, whom many Western Baba lovers
stayed with in Mumbai in the 1970's, passed away a few years ago. Roda has
three sons, all steeped in Baba's Love and Presence since infants.
Her body is presently lying in state in Mandali Hall at Meherazad. She will
be cremated at Meherabad at 10 AM (India time) on Sunday.
Avatar Meher Baba ki jai!