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Bhagwatikumar Sharma
Sharma at Mumbai, 1999
Sharma at Mumbai, 1999
Native name
ભગવતીકુમાર હરગોવિંદ શર્મા
Born Bhagwatikumar Hargovind Sharma
(1934-05-31)31 May 1934
Surat, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died 5 September 2018(2018-09-05) (aged 84)
Surat, Gujarat, India
Occupation author, journalist
Language Gujarati
Nationality Indian
Education B. A.
Period Modern Gujarati literature
Notable works
  • Sambhav (1975)
  • Urdhvamool (1981)
  • Asuryalok (1987)
Notable awards
  • Kumar Chandrak (1977)
  • Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak (1984)
  • Sahitya Akademi Award (1988)
  • Vali Gujarati Gazal Award (2011)
  • Sahityaratna Award (2017)
Spouse
Jyotibahen
(m. 1953; her death 2009)

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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.

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.

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