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||Mrs Meherangiz Munsiff, the wife of an Indian diplomat in London, arrives in Madagascar and is acknowledged as the first Bahá’í in the country. [news.bahai.org/story/288]
- There was one other Bahá’í in Madagascar before Mrs Munsiff but he was not a Bahá’í in good standing.
- Suffering ill health, Mrs. Munsiff left in January 1954 a day after Danile Randrianarivo, 29, accepted the Faith, becoming the first Malagasy Baha'i.
||Meherangiz Munsiff; Danile Randrianarivo; First Bahais by country or area
|1953 27 Dec
||Gilbert and Daisy Robert, a French couple, become Bahá’ís in Madagascar, the first people to accept the Faith in the country.
||Gilbert Robert; Daisy Robert
||The first local spiritual assembly in Madagascar is formed in Tananarive (Antananarivo).
||Tananarive (Antananarivo); Madagascar
||The National Spiritual Assembly of the Malagasy Republic formed with its seat in Tananarive. [BW15:199, BWNS288]
- For pictures see BW15:153, 198.
|Tananarive (Antananarivo); Malagasy Republic (Madagascar); Madagascar
||Forty Bahá’ís from Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles and France join a teaching campaign in Madagascar during which 724 people become Bahá’ís. [BINS217:4]