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Gunvant Shah Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 12, 2019

Short Biography

Gunvant Shah was born on 12-03-1937 in Rander, Surat in the state of Gujarat, India. He is an Indian Essayist, Columnist, Writer, Professor, Novelist, Educationist & Author.


Gunvant Shah Complete Bio & Career

He completed his primary education from Rander and secondary education from Jain high school, Surat. He completed B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1957. He completed BA from M. S. University, Vadodara in 1959 and later completed MA and Ph.D. from there.
 
He served as Lecturer and Reader in the M. S. University from 1961 to 1972. He also served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the US in 1967–68 and the Visiting Professor at Arizona State University, Tempe, the US in 1985. He also served a Professor and Head, Department of Education, Technical Teachers' Training Institute, Madras in 1972–73; Professor of Education, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai in 1973–74; Professor and Head, Department of Education, South Gujarat University, Surat.
 
Gunvant Shah is chiefly an essayist. His collections of essays are Cardiogram, Ran To Lilachham, Vagda Ne Taras Tahukani, Vicharo Na Vrundavanma, Manna Meghdhanush, Dhai Akshar Prem Ka, Gandhini Ghadiyal, Silence Zone, Gandhini Champal, Batrise Kothe Diva, Sambhavami Yuge Yuge, and Akantna Akashma among others.
 
He has won several prizes of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad and Gujarati Sahitya Akademi. He was awarded Pravinkant Reshamwala Smriti Award in 1992. He is the recipient of Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1997, the highest literary award in Gujarati literature. He was awarded Swami Sachchidanand Sanman in 2001. He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015.

Honours & Awards

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Padma Shri Civilian Award 2015 Literature and Education

Gunvant Shah Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He is married to Avantika Shah and together the couple is blessed with three children. Two daughters named Amisha and Manisha and a son named Vivek. 

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Gunvant Shah Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

84 years, 6 months, 9 days old age Gunvant Shah will turn 85 on 12 March, 2022. Only 5 months, 18 days, 10 hours, 26 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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