The dramatis personae in Manuben’s diaries
( 1899- 1982) Gandhi’s personal secretary in his later years.
( 1914- 2000) Pyarelal’s younger sister who was Gandhi’s personal physician. She later became Union health minister twice.
Mridula Gandhi aka Manuben
( 1929- 1969) Gandhi’s grandniece and companion in his last two years.
( 1917- 1986) Gandhi’s nephew, became his personal photographer.
( 1900- 1957) Gandhi’s fourth and youngest son, an eminent journalist in the early 1950s.
( 1927- 1995) Gandhi’s other constant companion apart from Manuben. She was the wife of his nephew Kanu.
( Died in 1958) A Punjabi Muslim follower of Gandhi.
( 1890- 1952) A close associate of Gandhi.
( 1869- 1951) Popularly known as Thakkar Bapa, a social worker who was associated with both Gandhi and Gopal Krishna Gokhale.