Birthdate: June 3, 1919 URS May 31, 2011
Khair-un-nisa was born on June 3, 1919, the youngest child
of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan and Ameena Begum. The name
Claire was given to her by her older sister Noor-un-nisa.
In her early years, Claire trained as a pianist and studied
musical composition under Nadia Boulanger in Paris.
As the Second World War approached, Claire studied nursing
and during World War II she worked in British hospitals.
Following the war, Claire moved between the United States and
Europe while working and raising her son David Inayat Harper.
In her later years, Claire wrote her memories of life
in the Inayat Khan family. Her memoirs will be published by
Omega Publications this summer. ( 2011)
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