Poornima Arvind Pakvasa
|Died||25 April 2016 (aged 102)|
Surat, Gujarat, India
Poornima Arvind Pakvasa (5 October 1913 – 25 April 2016), known as the Didi of Dangs, was an Indian independence activist and social worker from Gujarat.
Pakvasa was born in Ranpur near Limbdi State, Saurashtra (now in Gujarat). She was also Manipuri dancer and classical vocal singer.
In 2004 she was awarded the Padma Bhushan award for her services to society. She was awarded Santokbaa Award in 2013.
She married Arvind Pakvasa and was a daughter-in-law of Mangaldas Pakvasa. She had two daughters - Aarti and Sonal Mansingh - and a son Anuj. Sonal Mansingh is an Indian classical dancer.