|Native name||રાવજી છોટાલાલ પટેલ|
|Born||Ravji Chhotalal Patel
15 November 1939
Bhatpur, Anand, Gujarat
|Died||August 10, 1968
|Occupation||Poet, Short story writer, Novelist|
|Period||Post-modern Gujarati literature|
|Genres||Geet, Free verse, Sonnet, Ghazal|
|Literary movement||Re Math|
|Notable awards||Uma-Snehrashmi Prize (1966-67)|
He was born in Bhatpur village near Anand district on 15 November 1939. His family was a native of Vallavpura village in Kheda District of Gujarat. He got his primary education from his village, Vallavpura. Then he came to Ahmedabad for further education. He completed his S.S.C from Navchetan High School, Ahmedabad. Then he joined City Arts College, but he could only study up to the second year of college and had to leave his studies owing to financial difficulties. He worked sporadically at various places like mills, libraries, newspapers and universities and died at the age of 29 due to tuberculosis after staying in Amirgadh and Anand on 8 August 1968 in Ahmedabad.
He married Hansa in 1960 and they had a daughter, Apeksha.
His only collection was published posthumously titled 'Angat' ( 1970). His immortal song, Mari Aankhe Kankuna Suraj Athamya has become a landmark in Gujarati literature. The song flags a great change in the trends and styles of writing in Gujarati literature, bringing it into what is now known as the modern Gujarati literary trend.
He received Uma-Snehrashmi Prize for the year 1966-67.
- Dhirubhai Thakar. Arvacheen Gujarati Sahityani Vikas Rekha Vol. 5: Adhunik ane Anuadhunik Pravaho, Ahmedabad: Gurjar Granthratna Karyalaya, 2006, ISBN 81-89166-36-0
- Film: Kashino Dikro includes his famous song mentioned above.