Late Sardar Raghubir Singh Govind Singh Manhas came to Mumbai from V & PO Bhungarni, District Hoshiarpur, Punjab in 1937 with the humble objective of making a living. He was a hard worker having tremendous energy and a true patriot. This led him to be very active socially and aggressively participate in the Freedom Struggle during the Quit India Movement.
During the Freedom Struggle he was arrested by the British and detained in the Worli Temporary Prison at Mumbai for Seven (7) Months from 15th July 1943 to 29th January 1944, subsequently he was sent to his village Bhungarni, District Hoshiarpur, Punjab under escort and was kept under House Arrest upto 19th October 1945 over 20 months under the Superintendent of Police, Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
Late Sardar Raghubir Singh ji, came back to Mumbai in January 1946 and again became socially active and was associated with various organisations as founder member such as Guru Nanak Vidhyak Society, Sri Guru Singh Sabha and Guru Nanak Hospital Trust. He obtained ultimate bliss on 7th October 2004. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has rightfully decided to name the Chowk near his residence, Manhas Mansion, Vidya Nagri Marg, Santacruz East Mumbai Opposite University of Mumbai Main gate.