Born in East Africa: was drawn to the Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry, India, even before meeting Her: joined the Ashram permanently on 10th February 1955 in her late teens and came into close personal contact with the Mother up to the time the latter left Her body on 17th November 1973; received the name "Huta" from the Mother, meaning "The Offered One"; has been entrusted by the Mother with a great number of letters, cards, messages, talks, and sketches; also the Mother's recitations of passages from Sri Aurobindo's epic Savitri, all tape-recorded by Huta, and corresponding with hundreds of the author's paintings done in the light of the Mother's guidance, the whole project named by the Mother Meditations on Savitri, which contains an unbroken sequence of the the Mother's recitations accompanied by Huta's paintings according to the Mother's comments on Savitri; has also done paintings of selected poems of Sri Aurobindo; has painted many other visionary pictures under the direct instructions of the Mother; and has published several books.
The Mother used many sadhaks as instruments for various works; some gave up after a time, but this young woman Huta stuck on through all trials and persisted in her efforts to learn how to live the divine life. The Mother had promised her that, “I will teach you not only what is Divine Life but also how to live it so that you will realise in yourself that true divine life.”
In March 1967 Huta began the work of expressing some of Sri Aurobindo’s poems through paintings. Under the Mother’s inspiration and guidance she selected certain passages from the poems and completed fifty-four paintings, which were all shown to the Mother in September of that year. These painting are featured in many of her books.
Huta has done quite a lot of work single-handedly, bringing out many books based on her learning experiences in various fields. In several of her books she tells the story of her life with the Mother —which is indeed the story of a soul.