Ora Ray Baker

Ora Ray Baker

Ora Ray Baker (Pirani Ameena Begum) the half-sister of Peirre Bernard was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and became the wife of Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Khan and the mother of their four children Noor-un-Nisa (1913), Vilayat (1916), Hidayat (1917) and Khair-un-Nisa (1919). Ora Ray met Inayat Khan at the Clarkstown Country Club at a time when he and his musical group were performing there.

The family settled in Suresnes, near Paris. She left a collection of 101 Poems called “A Rosary of one hundred and one beads”. Some poems were lost in the war of 1940 but 54 have been preserved and were published in 1998. She died in Paris 1st May 1949.

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One Response to “Ora Ray Baker”

  1. Malik Haig says:

    Where did you come across the info that “Ora Ray met Inayat Khan at the Clarkstown Country Club at a time when he and his musical group were performing there”. I have been unable to trace Ora Ray life between 1900 and when she met Inayat Khan about 12 years later, nor where the meeting was. She was his younger half sister after her father left Perry’s mother in the late 1870′s and headed out west, via Fort Scott, KS and Albuquerque, and then to Wenatchee, WA

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