Mukti Mata ~ (1922 – 2008) a beloved disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda and a senior Self-Realizationship minister, passed on February 6, 2008. She came to Paramahansaji in 1945 at the age of 23 and served his work for 63 years. She served as first secretary to Daya Mataji when Guruji appointed her head of the Mt. Washington Mother Center, and later traveled throughout the world serving the work, including to India. She was a very beloved spiritual counselor, friend and advisor to many.