Dhirubhai lives in village Rabarika, in the district Amreli, Gujarat. He is engaged in agriculture since last 21 years. He was using chemical fertilizer, pesticides because he wanted to have a higher yield of crops which would subsequently mean earning more money.
15 years back Dhirubhai was diagnosed with intestinal cancer. Due to the cancer, he was not able to take proper food and was eating only fruits and medicines. Soon he realised that the cause of his illness was the excessive use of chemical fertilizer and pesticides for farming. After he was completely cured, he decided not to use such harmful chemicals and pesticides for agriculture.