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Gujarati author Bhagwatikumar Sharma dies

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

and journalist died at his residence in city of Wednesday morning, family sources said. He was 84.

Sharma, a recipient of several awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award, died due to age-related ailments, the sources said.

and several other leaders expressed grief over the author's death.

"Anguished by the demise of Shri Ji, a noted Gujarati and journalist. His passion towards academics, literature and learning were extremely noteworthy. His works will continue to be widely read and admired. Condolences to his family and well wishers," Modi tweeted.

said Sharma's death has left a huge vacuum in the literary world.

Congress also condoled the author's demise.

Born in May 1934, authored novels, short stories, poetries, essays and articles during his 65-year career.

He received Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1984 and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1988 for his novel 'Asooryalok'.

In 2017, the Gujarat Sahitya Akademi honoured him with the 'Sahityaratna' Award.

He was conferred a Doctorate of Literature by in 1999.

In 2011, he received the Harindra Dave Memorial Award for journalism and the Vali Gujarati Gazal Award for his contribution to literature.

Some of his famous Gujarati novels include 'Angara' (1957), 'Man Nahi Mane' (1962), 'Rikta' (1968), 'Vyaktamadhya' (1970) and 'Samaydvip' (1974), among others.

He had also worked in different genres of poetry such as ghazal, geet and sonnet.

His first ghazal collection, 'Sambhav', was published in 1974, followed by 'Chhando Chhe Pandada Jenan' (1987), 'Nakhdarpan' (1995), 'Jhalhal' (1995) and 'Adhi Aksharnu Chomasu' (2002), among many others.

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First Published: Wed, September 05 2018. 16:25 IST
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