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There are six unidentified people in this photo, Ma X, three guys in the shadows behind, the girl (¿possibly very short adult woman?) on the right and the woman sitting behind Laxmi. All could be identified by someone in the know. (more research, dig dig etc).

Two questions also arise about those identified: The "Yoga Karuna" looks a fair bit like Ma Krishna Karuna, we have in two other group shots, File:KrishnaSaraswati-2.jpg and File:Djyoti05.jpg. Possibly "Yoga" is a mistake?

And "Veet Sandesh" is probably "Veet Sandeh", the long-lost person to whom Osho wrote 45 letters in What Is Meditation? (my speculation). That person has long been labelled as "Ma Veet Sandeh (Alias Dr. Miss Grazia Marchiano, Rome, Italy)". We know nothing about her, but the name of this fairly prim-looking Italianish "Dr Miss" fits almost well.

I think it's her, with a mistake somewhere: "Sandesh" could be wrong. Or "Sandeh" could be wrong. What is the source of "Sandeh"? What does the book actually say? Can "Sandeh" be a real name?

Yes, according to Wiktionary, meaning "mistrust, doubt; uncertainty", certainly a Veet type of name, whereas "Sandesh", "message", is much more a straight name, in fact quite common. So on this point, "Veet Sandesh" is less likely and may be a mistake, looking to me very likely to be the long-lost Sandeh. -- doofus-9 18:29, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

I checked 1971 ed. of What Is Meditation? and "Samdeh" - it is what stated in it. Full description is available in notes of the book.--DhyanAntar 05:01, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

Anuragi's source for the pic has confirmed both "Krishna Karuna" and "Veet Sandeh", so that's great, but your input from WIM could be useful too. About "Samdeh", is that what is in the book, not "Sandeh"? According to Wiktionary, the Devanagari is संदेह, which could transliterate to either, though they use Sandeh. I believe in transliterating this nasalizing anusvara (सं), the usual convention is to prefer "n" if the following consonant is d, t, g, k, ch, j, s or n, and "m" if it is m, b or p, other consonants perhaps more ambiguous.

A search for samdeh and संदेह turned up very little, with G**gle still suggesting "sandesh".

But "Sandeh" or "Samdeh", it would still be good to see what is in the book about her. Up to now, she has been completely lost to wiki history. -- doofus-9 18:00, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, my mystake is. It is "Sandeh" as written on What Is Meditation?--DhyanAntar 03:21, 7 October 2020 (UTC)