Kamlesh D. Patel, also known as Daaji, is the fourth and current spiritual guide of the Heartfulness movement, which teaches a version of Raja Yoga that has been modified to suit the modern era. This lineage of spiritual guides extends back to the turn of the twentieth century. Its first guide, Ram Chandra of Fatehgarh, is widely considered to be the first non-Muslim saint in a lineage of Sufi masters that can be traced back to the sixth century. Born in Gujarat, India, Daaji showed an early interest in meditation and spiritual growth. In 1976, as a pharmacy student in Ahmedabad, he met his guide, Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur, the second spiritual guide in the Heartfulness tradition and founder and first president of Shri Ram Chandra Mission. After graduating with honors in 1980, Daaji moved to the United States and practiced pharmacy in New York City, while continuing the practice of Heartfulness. After Ram Chandra's passing, Daaji became a devoted disciple of his successor, Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari. In October 2011, Daaji was proclaimed Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari's successor. Following his guide's passing on the December 20, 2014, Daaji became the global guide for Heartfulness practitioners.