Dr Mangubhai R Patel was born in a small village called “Town of Victory” Kamboi of Mehsana District in 1937, Dr Patel’s father Ramdas was Farmer & Maths Teacher in a Kamboi village school during British Indian Empire & Mother Shivkorba was housewife. Dr Patel went to boarding school located in Kadi to peruse higher education from Kadi Sarva Vidyalay known as “Kashi of North Gujarat”.
After completing Higher Education Dr. M R Patel joined L.D.Arts College and lived in Kadva Patidar Bhavan Hostel to obtain his B.A & Master of Arts with History from Gujarat University. During student life Dr Patel was active in Sports & N.C.C. National Cadet Corps.Dr Patel was selected for N.C.C OTA Officers Training Academy in Kamptee and received an opportunity to be recruit in Indian Army but due to Family Issue with heavy hearted he let go that opportunity and took his first step in to academic career by joining Gujarat Vidhyapith and later L.H.Arts College in Mansa, Swaminarayan College & Vivekanand College and later selected for as a professor of Gujarat University’s School of Social Science. Dr M R Patel obtained Ph.D in 1985,His PhD Thesis was on Rao Bahadur Bechardas Ambaidas Laskari 1818 1889 a Biographical Study of The Social and Industrial Leader of Gujarat. As a Professor he has given tremendous guidance & help to many students and contributed more then 6 PhD Holders & 11 M.Phil Student & Delivered many Research Paper & Articles.
Few foreign research student visited Dr M R Patel for his deep knowledge and research, In 90′s
Dr M R Patel has been Member prestigious Government & Non Government organisations like
Gujarat State Archive Council – Ex.Member
Gujarat State Archaeology and Museums - Ex.Member
Books Purchase Committee of Gujarat State - Ex.Member
Gujarat State Sangeet & Natya Academy - Ex.Member
Gujarat State Private Records & Investigation Committee - Ex.Member
Gujarat State Nehru Shatabdi Mahotsava - Ex.Member
40th Independence Day Mahotsava - Ex.Member
Gujarat University Syndicate & Court Member
Gujarat State Senate Member by Honourable Governor of Gujarat.
University Summer Drama Workshop 1984-85-86 -Conniver
Gujarat State, Kalakar Arthik Sahayak Sangh – Ex.Vice Chairman
Gujarat Itihas Parishad – Ex.President
Sarva Vidhyalaya Kelavni Mandal – Gandhinagar – Hon.Secretary
Sarva Vidhyalaya Kelavni Manal – Kadi . (2007) – Governing Body Member.