Adil Mansuri

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Adil Mansuri
Mansuri at Ahmedabad, 2005
Mansuri at Ahmedabad, 2005
BornFarid Mohammed Ghulam Nabi Mansuri
(1936-05-18)18 May 1936
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Died6 November 2008(2008-11-06) (aged 72)
New Jersey, United States
OccupationPoet, Playwright, Calligrapher, Artist
Notable awards

Adil Farid Mohammed Ghulam Nabi Mansuri (18 May 1936 – 6 November 2008) was an Indian poet, playwright, and calligrapher, primarily responsible for the development of modern Gujarati ghazal poetry and play. He wrote in several languages, namely, Gujarati, Hindi, and Urdu.[1]


Adil Mansuri was born in Ahmedabad on 18 May 1936. He completed his primary education from Premchand Raichand Training College, Ahmedabad. He completed his secondary education from J. L. New English School, Ahmedabad and Metropolitan Highschool, Karachi. He completed matriculation. He tried his hand on several businesses. He worked at his fathers cloth shop in Karachi and later at business of cotton and clothes in Ahmedabad. He also worked as journalist with English Topic and Gujarati Angana magazines. He was copywriter of advertising agency Shilpi in 1972. He left India and moved to United States.[2] He died in New Jersey, US on 6 November 2008.[1]


He was interested in experimental forms of ghazal. Valank (1963), Pagarav (1966), Satat (1970), New York Naame Gam, Male Na Male (1996, 2006), Gazalna Aynagharma (2003) are his ghazal collections. Though he wrote poetry in several other forms, he is chiefly known for his ghazals. His ghazals are influenced by Urdu ghazals. He wrote ghazals in Gujarati, Hindi and Urdu with free use of words of one language in other.[2][1]

Haath Pag Bandhayela Chhe (1970) and Je Nathi Te (1973) are collections of his absurd one-act plays.[2][1]

He was also a painter. In 1972, his art exhibitions were held in Ahmedabad and Mumbai.[1]


He received the Vali Gujarati Award in 2008.[3] He received Kalapi Award in 1998.

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  1. ^ a b c d e Brahmabhatt, Prasad (2010). અર્વાચીન ગુજરાતી સાહિત્યનો ઈતિહાસ - આધુનિક અને અનુઆધુનિક યુગ (History of Modern Gujarati Literature – Modern and Postmodern Era) (in Gujarati). Ahmedabad: Parshwa Publication. pp. 91–94. ISBN 978-93-5108-247-7.
  2. ^ a b c "સવિશેષ પરિચય: આદિલ મન્સૂરી, ગુજરાતી સાહિત્ય પરિષદ - Adil Mansuri, Gujarati Sahitya Parishad" (in Gujarati). 6 January 2014. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  3. ^ "World Gujarati Conference - Vali Gujarati Award". Times of India. 7 November 2008.

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