Meher Baba (1894–1969) was an Indian spiritual master.
Meher Baba was born Merwan Irani in 1894 to Zoroastrian parents in Pune, India.
By all accounts he had a normal childhood.
In 1913 when Baba was 19 years old a short contact with a Muslim holy woman Hazrat Babajan began a seven year transformation.
As a Master
After this, in 1922, he established an ashram in Bombay, but in 1923 moved with his disciples to Ahmednagar, India where he established his permanent residence.
Masters of Meher Baba
Meher Baba had five spiritual masters who he said were the five 'perfect masters' of his time. The first was Hazrat Babajan of Poona who he said gave him God-realization when he was 19. He then spent seven years under the care of his primary teacher, Upasni Maharaj of Sakori, staying with him intermitently until the age 27. During this time he also contacted three other masters, Sai Baba of Shirdi, Tajuddin Baba of Nagpur, and Narayan Maharaj of Kedgaon.
Hazrat Babajan, Meher Baba's first master
Second master Sai Baba of Shirdi contacted January 1914.
Upasni Maharaj, third master and the one Meher Baba continued to visit for seven years from Janurary 1914 to 1921.
Tajuddin Baba, fourth master contacted by Meher Baba, 1915.
Narayan Maharaj, last master contacted by Meher Baba, April 1915.
Meher Baba's flag flying at the Meher Spiritual Center, Silence Day, 2015