Updated: Mar 15, 2020
Lt. Manvati was born in 1920 to Pandit Shyamta Prasad Pandey who was working in the Postal department in the Meiktila town of Burma. She studied till High School in Burma, studied intermediate under U.P Board, B.A and B.T from Agra University and M.A from Kanpur University. She joined the Rani of Jhansi Regiment as a Lieutenant and displayed extra ordinary courage and valour. After the world war she had come back to India and joined Netaji's Forward Bloc. She married Krishna Chandra Arya of Forward Bloc and had served the Nation in various ways. She did not believe that Netaji had died in a plane crash. She wrote a book Judgement No Aircrash No Death. She died at the age of 99 in 2019.
photo courtesy Amar Ujala