(b. 1904 - d. 1988) was the daughter of Indian
leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
and an Indian freedom fighter
. Educated in Bombay
, Manibehn adopted the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi
in 1918, and started working regularly at his ashram
. She participated in the Non-Cooperation movement
and the Salt Satyagraha
and was arrested for long periods. In the 1930s, she became her father's personal aide, also caring for his personal needs. But she again participated in the Quit India movement
and was imprisoned from 1942 to 1945.
Manibehn Patel would serve her father closely until his death in 1950. Moving to Bombay, she worked for the rest of her life with numerous charitable organizations and for the Sardar Patel Memorial Trust, and wrote her memoirs on the freedom struggle and her father's life.