Anne Nunnally ( Dec 18, 1936 - April 26, 2017 ) - Anne graduated with a degree in music from the University of Southern Mississippi and attended the Manhattan School of Music and the Hunter College Opera Department. She appeared in the original Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Sound of Music” and toured for 14 months with Florence Henderson through United States and Canada in the 60s. Anie sang with the Estelle Liebling Singers and throughout her singing career performed major roles in musical, operatic and oratorio productions in the U.S. and Canada.
In the early 1960s, Anie came to hear of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother from her then fiance, Richard Eggenberger (Narad), and the two of them went to live in Los Angeles, working closely with Jyotipriya at the East-West Cultural Center, before moving to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1969. At the ashram, she was formally given the name “Anie” by the Mother, who told her that she had been with her in past lives and that this new name is connected with her earlier incarnation in Egypt.