Bhagwatikumar Sharma

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Bhagwatikumar Sharma
Sharma at Mumbai, 1999
Sharma at Mumbai, 1999
Native name
ભગવતીકુમાર હરગોવિંદ શર્મા
BornBhagwatikumar Hargovind Sharma
(1934-05-31)31 May 1934
Surat, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died5 September 2018(2018-09-05) (aged 84)
Surat, Gujarat, India
Occupationauthor, journalist
LanguageGujarati
NationalityIndian
EducationB. A.
PeriodModern Gujarati literature
Notable works
  • Sambhav (1975)
  • Urdhvamool (1981)
  • Asuryalok (1987)
Notable awards
Spouse
Jyotibahen
(m. 1953; her death 2009)

Signature

Bhagwatikumar Sharma (31 May 1934 – 5 September 2018) was an Indian author and journalist. He wrote in Gujarati. He edited a daily for several years. He wrote novels, short stories, poetry, essays and criticism. He won the Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1984 and Sahitya Akademi Award in 1988.[1][2][3]

He wrote his first poem, on event of Mahatma Gandhi's death, on 31 January 1948.

He joined the editing department of Gujarat Mitra in 1955. He was the trustee of Kavi Narmad Yugavart Trust and vice-president of Narmad Sahityasabha, Surat. He also was president of the Gujarati Sahitya Parishad from 2009 to 2011.

Sharma died on 5 September 2018 in Surat, aged 84.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bhagwatikumar Sharma" (in Gujarati). Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  2. Mohan Lal (1992). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: sasay to zorgot. Sahitya Akademi. pp. 3977–3978. ISBN 978-81-260-1221-3.
  3. Brahmabhatt, Prasad (2010). અર્વાચીન ગુજરાતી સાહિત્યનો ઈતિહાસ - આધુનિક અને અનુઆધુનિક યુગ (History of Modern Gujarati Literature – Modern and Postmodern Era) (in Gujarati). Ahmedabad: Parshwa Publication. pp. 177–182. ISBN 978-93-5108-247-7.
  4. "Gujarati author, journalist, Bhagwatikumar Sharma passed away". News and Analysis from India. A Refreshing approach to news. 5 September 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.