Kamlesh D. Patel was born on 28th of September 1956 in Kala Village, Kutch, Gujarat India. He was also known as Daaji among his devotees and was a spiritual leader, author and the fourth Raja Yoga Master in the Sahaj Marg System in spiritual practices. Kamlesh Patel has been the president of a non-profit organization named Shri Ram Chandra Mission which was founded in 1945 and since 2014, joined with the United Nations Department of Public Information.
He frequently conducts workshops and has written two books on the topics, meditation and spirituality. Patel was born in Gujarat in 1956. He educated himself as a pharmacist in Ahmedabad, and in 1976, as a pharmacy student he initiated the practice of the Sahaj Marg system of Raja Yoga meditation under the tutelage of Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur. After Ram Chandra passed away in 1983, Kmalesh Patel associated himself with Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari (Chariji) who at that time was the second president of Shri Ram Chandra Mission, holding a number of responsibilities in the organization. In October 2011, he was appointed as the successor, and in December 2014, after Charijis death, he became the spiritual leader and the third President of Shri Ram Chandra Mission. He has organized several workshops on spirituality in cities all over India and the USA.
After graduating with honors from L M College of pharmacy, Ahmedabad, Kamlesh Patel moved to New York City. He lived in the US with his wife and had two sons and raised them. He completed his post graduate degree and built a pharmaceutical business in New York. From 2003 he has mostly been working for the Shri Ram Chandra Mission.
In 2018, Kamlesh Patel acquired an honorary Phd. from Sri Venkateswara University. In 2020, he was awarded the Ramkrishna Bajaj Memorial Global Award by the Priyadarshini Academy.
In 2018 Kmalesh Patel co-authored a book named The Heartfulness Way with Joshua Pollock. In February 2018, that book was in 2018 between the top 10 best selling non fiction books in Hindustan Times Nielsen chart. His other book named Designing Destiny was published in February 2019.