Ambalal Muljibhai Patel
|Born||Ambalal Muljibhai Patel
7 November 1908
Tarsali, Gujarat, India
|Died||2 January 1988|
Ambalal Muljibhai Patel (November 7, 1908 – January 2, 1988) also known as Dada Bhagwan was a spiritual leader.
Patel was born in Tarsali, Gujarat, India, and raised in the Gujarati village of Bhadran by Vaishnav parents Muljibhai and Javerba Patel. Patel credited his mother for instilling within him an early appreciation of the values of nonviolence, empathy, self-less generosity, and spiritual penance. He was also influenced by the writings of Shrimad Rajchandra. He married to Hiraba and was a contractor by profession. He claimed to had self-realisation in June, 1958 at around six o'clock sitting on a bench of platform no.3 at Surat railway station.
He lived in Baroda for about fifty years and later traveled to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Kenya and spread a doctrine known as Akram Vignan. He died at the age of eighty in the year 1988.
- Flügel, Peter (2005) 'Present Lord: Simandhara Svami and the Akram Vijnan Movement.' In: King, Anna S. and Brockington, John, (eds.), The Intimate Other: Love Divine in the Indic Religions. New Delhi: Orient Longman, pp. 194–243.