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||Mrs Meherangiz Munsiff, the wife of an Indian diplomat in London, arrived in Madagascar and was 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 Bahá'í.
||Meherangiz Munsiff; Danile Randrianarivo; First Bahais by country or area
||Mrs Mehrangiz Munsiff pioneered to the city of Douala in the French Cameroons (later Cameroon). Both she and Mr Samuel Njiki were honoured as Knights of Bahá'u'lláh for this territory. [Bahá'í Journal UK Vol 20, No 5 Jan/Feb 2004, BW13:451]
For a photo see Bahá’í Media Bank.
||French Cameroon; Cameroon; Douala
||Meherangiz Munsiff; Samuel Njiki; Knights of Bahaullah
|1999 21 Jun
||The passing of Meherangiz Munsiff in London (b. 23 November, 1923 Bombay, India) Born into a Bahá'í family she travelled in India with Martha Root at the age of 14 years. She was appointed Knight of Bahá'u'lláh for the French Cameroons. In addition she visited more than 150 countries to teach and assist in the development of Bahá'í communities and was know as a lecturer and an activist among the international humanitarian community. [BW99-00p308-309]
||London; United Kingdom
||Meherangiz Munsiff; First Bahais by country or area