Dhirubhai Mehta was born in a village of Songhad in the Bhavnagar District of Gujarat in 1936. He is the one among the family of nine siblings.
Dhirubhai Mehta came across Gandhiji’s autobiography “ My Experiments with Truth” when he was in Std X itself and thereafter a “volunteer” was born. His youthful years were spent with Acharya Vinoba Bhave, Jayprakash Narayan, Prabhavati Devi ,Dada Dharmadhikari, Dr.Sushila Nayyar and Radhakrishna Bajaj. His mind got committed itself to the Sarvodaya ideology as raison de’tre.