Shahabuddin Rathod

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Shahabuddin Rathod
Born (1937-12-09) December 9, 1937 (age 77)
Thangadh, Surendranagar, Saurashtra, India
Residence Thangadh, Surendranagar, Saurashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Humorist (1971-Present)
Teacher (1958 - 1971)
Principal (1971 - 1996)
Spouse(s) Sabira (1971-Present)
Children 4

Shahabuddin Rathod is a well known and highly reputed Gujarati humorist and a scholar. His unique style is highly respected for being quite intelligent, free of vulgarity and cheap humor and for inculcating social values and fostering communal harmony and deeper understanding of core concepts of various religions including, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, etc. Recordings of his performances as CDs and cassettes have been selling in Gujarat for more than 20 years. One of his notable recordings is Vanechand No Varghodo. By putting another feather, Papad Pol – Shahabuddin Rathod Ki Rangeen Duniya was based on his work.


Shahabuddin Rathod hails from Thangadh village in the Surendranagar district in Saurashtra region of Gujarat State in India. He was born and raised in a Gujarati Muslim family. He was a school principal. Despite his Islamic background and faith, he has a highly admirable knowledge of Sanskrit language and Hinduism.

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“PAPAD POL-Shahbuddin Rathod Ki Rangeen Duniya” is a show based on the story of the imaginary world of characters created by renowned writer Shahbuddin Rathod.It is based on these characters visualized by this legendary orator. SAB TV has attempted to create the dramatized presentation of his vision and the wonderful and intriguing characters. His characters are a very simple, relatable middle-class people living together in a POL (Moholla). Their honesty, unique outlook, simplicity, interesting quirks and loving nature will surely capture the viewers’ imagination.


These are the books authored and co-authored by Shahabuddin Radhod. These books are in Gujarati language.

No Name of the book
1 શાહબુદ્દીન રાઠોડનો હાસ્યવૈભવ (સંપા. ડૉ. જગદીશ ત્રિવેદી)
2 શાહબુદ્દીન રાઠોડનો ચિંતનવૈભવ (સંપા. ડૉ. જગદીશ ત્રિવેદી)
3 શાહબુદ્દીન રાઠોડનો હાસ્યખજાનો (સંપા. ડૉ. જગદીશ ત્રિવેદી)
4 શાહબુદ્દીન રાઠોડનો ચિંતનખજાનો (સંપા. ડૉ. જગદીશ ત્રિવેદી)
5 મારે ક્યાં લખવું હતુ ?
6 હસતાં-હસાવતાં
7 અણમોલ આતિથ્ય
8 સજ્જન મિત્રોનાં સંગાથે
9 દુઃખી થવાની કળા
10 શૉ મસ્ટ ગો ઓન
11 લાખ રૂપિયાની વાત
12 દેવુ તો મર્દ કરે
13 મારો ગધેડો ક્યાય દેખાય છે ?
14 હાસ્યનો વરઘોડો
15 दर्पण जुठ न बोले (हिन्दी)
16 તુમ હસોગે તો હસેગી દુનિયા (પૂ. મોરારિબાપૂની ઉપસ્થિતીમાં થાનગઢ ખાતે શાહબુદ્દીન રાઠોડનો ભવ્ય સન્માન વખતે વિવિધ ક્ષેત્રનાં પચાસ જેટલા મહાનુભાવોએ શાહબુદ્દીન રાઠોડ વિશે લખેલા લેખોનું ડૉ. નીતિન વડગામાએ કરેલું સંપાદન)



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