News & Notes 698:Anie Nunally
On Wednesday 26 April, Anne Nunnally (called ‘Anie’ by the Mother), a dear friend of Auroville, passed away at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Nursing home at the age of 80.
Anie, who was a professional singer and musician, originally came to Pondicherry with Narad in the very early seventies and lived in the Ashram for several years at that time. When returning to USA she remained an ardent devotee, was active in the Sri Aurobindo International Center in Manhattan, served as the first board member of the Foundation for World Education (FEW) and was from 2009-15 president of the Board of the East/West Cultural Centre (EWCC) in Los Angeles.
She is the author of ‘The Golden Path’, a compilation of interviews with disciples of Sri Aurobindo.
In February last year, Anie came back home to Pondicherry, along with Aurovilian Mikael Spector, who had the last six years been assisting her at the EWCC and had become a close friend and partner in the process.
At the end of 2016 Anie fell ill. Friends from the US and France contributed to a fund for her hospital stay and dialysis supplies; eventually she was taken up in Dr Dutta’s Nursing Home from where she quietly slipped on to the Golden Path. Anie’s body was cremated on 27th in the Ashram's cremation grounds.