Vikram Seth Birthday, Age, Family & Biography


Vikram Seth

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BIRTHDAY 20 June, 1952
BIRTH PLACE Kolkata , West Bengal
COUNTRY India
AGE (in 2017) 65 Years Old
BIRTH SIGN Gemini
Last Updated on : June 19, 2017

More Professions : Poet Writer

Birthday Countdown, Age and Birthday Facts

65 years, 4 months, 2 days old age Vikram Seth will turn 66 on 20 June, 2018. Only 7 months, 28 days, 2 hours, 43 minutes has left for his next birthday.


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About   Edit

Vikram Seth was born on 20-06-1952 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He is an Indian Novelist, Poet & Writer.

Career

Vikram Seth is an Indian poet and novelist. He had completed his schooling from St Michael’s High School and The Doon School. He also studied at St Xavier’s High School. After studying from The Doon he went to Tonbridge School, England. He then went to read Politics, Economics and Philosophy from the Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He also has Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.
 
Seth’s first poem was the Mappings in 1980. In 1993 his novel A Suitable Boy won the WH Smith Literary Award. His novel An Equal Music deals with the troubled life of the violinist. His other notable works are The Golden Boy, A Suitable Girl, Arion and the Dolphin. He also has written many poems like The Humble Administrator’s Garden, All You Who Sleep Tonight, Beastly Tales, Three Chinese Poets, At Evening, The Frog and the NIghtangle, The Louse and the Mosquito and much more. Seth has also written a children’s book named Beastly Tales from Here and There.

Awards Receipt

AWARD NAME AWARD CATEGORY RECEIPT YEAR RECEIPT FIELD
Padma Shri Civilian Award 2007 Literature and Education

Vikram Seth received many awards including Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, Commonwealth Poetry Prize, Irish Times International Fiction Prize, EMMA, SahityaAkademi Award, Commonwealth Writers Prize, WH Smith Literary Award, Crossword Book Award, Padma Shri.



Family Relatives and Relation

He comes from Kolkata. His father PremNath Seth was the executive in Liberty Shoes. His mother Leila Seth was the first female Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.


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