Mangal Das Pakvasa

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Pakvasa in August 1947

Mangaldas M. Pakvasa, (Bombay, 7 May 1882 - 6 November 1968[1]) a freedom fighter and one of the first five Indian Governors, served as the first President of the Bharat Scouts and Guides from 1953 to November 1960.

In the first years after India's independence, leading politicians, including Jawaharlal Nehru, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Mangal Das Pakvasa, as well as Scout leaders tried to unify India's Scouts and Guides.

He was Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Bombay and Mysore, and a confidante of Mahatma Gandhi.

His daughter-in-law is Poornima Pakvasa, and his granddaughter is Sonal Mansingh.

Preceded by
first incumbent
Presidents of the Bharat Scouts and Guides
1953–1960
Succeeded by
Ammu Swaminathan

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