Makarand Dave

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Dave was born in Gondal (now in Rajkot district, Gujarat) on 13 November 1922 to Vajeshankar Dave. After completing his school education in Gondal, he joined the Dharamsinhji College, Rajkot in 1940. He left studies in 1942 to participate in the Quit India movement of the Indian independence movement. In early life, he came in a contact with his spiritual teacher, Nathalal Joshi. He married an author Kundanika Kapadia in 1968. He moved to Mumbai later. He served as the editor of Kumar (1944–45), Urmi Navrachna (1946), Sangam, Parmarthi magazines and Jai Hind daily.

With his wife, he moved from Mumbai to Dharampur near Valsad in 1987 and established Nandigram, an ashram for the welfare of tribal people as well as a spiritual centre.

Makarand Dave's Photo placed at Nandigram Ashram

He was referred as Sai by Swami Anand.

He died on 31 January 2005 at Nandigram near Vankal village in Valsad district, Gujarat.


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