Suresh Dalal

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Suresh Dalal
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Suresh Dalal
Born (1932-10-11)October 11, 1932
Thane, Maharashtra, India
Died August 10, 2012(2012-08-10) (aged 79)[1]
Mumbai, India
Occupation Poet
Language Gujarati
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Indian
Citizenship Indian
Education M.A., Ph.D.
Notable work(s) Akhand Zalar Vage
Notable award(s) Sahitya Academy Award

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Suresh Parshottamdas Dalal,[2] (Hindi: सुरेश दलाल Gujarati: સુરેશ દલાલ; October 11, 1932 – August 10, 2012) was a Gujarati poet, essayist, litterateur and editor who won the 2005 Sahitya Akademi Award for Gujarati language for his poem Akhand Zalar Vage.[2][3]

Dalal was born in Thane. He did his B.A. in Gujarati in 1953, M.A. in 1955 and Ph.D. in 1969.[2] As an academic, he served as the Head of the Gujarati Department at SNDT Women's University; Vice-chancellor at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda; and a "National Lecturer" for the UGC. He has also been a member of the Advisory Board of Gujarati Sahitya Academy from 1983 to 1987.[4] He is also the editor of the Gujarati poetry journal Kavita and literary quarterly Vivecana.[4] He has been awarded with several other awards including the Gujarat Government Award 5 times.[4]


Suresh Dalal died on August 10, 2012, in Mumbai, of a heart attack, aged 79.[1] Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat, tweeted,"The demise of legendary Gujarati writer Suresh Dalal is very unfortunate. Today, every single word of the Gujarati language is in tears.

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  1. ^ a b "Noted Gujarati poet no more - The Times of India". The Times of India. 1932-12-11. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b c Vyas, Satish. "સાહિત્યસર્જક: સુરેશ દલાલ" [Writer: Suresh Dalal] (in Gujarati). Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. 
  3. ^ "Sanskrit Sahitya Akademi Awards 1955-2007". Sahitya Akademi Official website. Archived from the original on 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c "Suresh Dalal, 1932-". New Delhi: The Library of Congress Office. 
Preceded by
Amritlal Vegad
Recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award winners for Gujarati
Succeeded by
Ratilal 'Anil'