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Gujarati writer Gulabdas Broker dies

Written by: Staff

Ahmedabad, June 11 (UNI) Noted Gujarati short story writer, playwright and jounalist Gulabdas Broker died in Pune, yesterday.

He was 97.

His death was condoled by Gujarat Governor Naval Kishore Sharma and Chief Minister Narendra Modi here today.

Gulabdas was born at Porbandar in Saurashtra region on September 20, 1909. He did his gradutation from Bombay University in 1930 in Gujarati and English literatures.

He worked at the Bombay Stock Exchange for sometime and also edited famous Gujarati magazine ''Akhananand''. A large number of his short stories and plays have been translated in English, German and Spanish, besides Hindi.

He was conferred with the Padma Shree award in 1991, Ranjitram Gold Medal in 1998 and prestigious Narshi Mehta award of Gujarat Government in 1999.

Gulabdas was also president of Gujarati Shahitya Parsihad in 1973-74.

In their message, they have expressed shock and sorrow over his death and said in the death of the Gulabdas, Gujarati literature world has left a void difficult to be filled up.


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