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Chinu Modi
Ahmedabad, February 2017
Ahmedabad, February 2017
Native name
ચિનુ ચંદુલાલ મોદી
Born Chinu Chandulal Modi
(1939-09-30)30 September 1939
Vijapur, Gujarat
Died 19 March 2017(2017-03-19) (aged 77)
Pen name Irshad
Occupation poet, novelist, short story writer, critic
Language Gujarati, Urdu
Nationality Indian
  • Master of Arts
  • Ph.D
Alma mater
  • Gujarat University
  • Gujarat Vidyapith
Period postmodern Gujarati literature
Literary movement
  • Hotel poets group
  • 'Re' Math
Notable works
  • Ashwamedh (1986)
  • Bahuk (1982)
  • Kalakhyan (2003)
Notable awards Ushanas Prize
Narsinh Mehta Award
Sahitya Akademi Award


Chinu Modi (Gujarati: ચિનુ મોદી), also known by his pen name, Irshad (Gujarati: ઈર્શાદ) (30 September 1939 – 19 March 2017) was a Gujarati language poet, novelist, short story writer and critic from Gujarat, India.

He taught many institutions and established himself as a poet and author. He was a recipient of several awards including Sahitya Akademi Award, Vali Gujarati Award and Narsinh Mehta Award.

Modi died on 19 March 2017 from multiple organ failure after suffering a heart attack in Ahmedabad, India, aged 77.

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