Narayan Singh Bhati

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Narayan Singh Bhati (1930–2004) was a prominent writer in Rajasthani language.


He was the founder and director of Rajasthani Research Institute based at Chopasani Jodhpur since 1955 until 1993. He was deeply involved in preservation of old Rajasthani literature.[1]

His works include Meeran, Sanjh, Paramvir, Olun, Jivan Dhan, Sources of Socio-Economic History of Rajasthan and Malwa (1700-900AD).


He has been awarded by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi for his poetry Barsan Ra Degoda Dungar Langhiyan in 1981. [2] He has also been awarded by the Rajasthan Sahitya Akademi's Prithviraj Prize. [3] Padma Shri in the year 2010 the fourth highest civilian award of Govt. of India[4]


  1. ^ Rajasthani Shodh Sansthan
  2. ^ RAJASTHANI (Since 1974)
  3. ^ K. M. George (ed.). "N.S. Bhati". Modern Indian Literature-An Anthology. N. p. 1147. ISBN 81-7201-324-8. 
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.