Kanti Bhatt

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Kanti Bhatt is an author, journalist and columnist from India. He writes columns in several Gujarati publications.[1]


Kanti Bhatt was born on 15 July 1931 in Sachra village in Bhavnagar State to Hargovindbhai and Premkunwar. His family belonged to Zanzmer. He had four brothers and three sisters. He was editor of Zankar magazine of highschool in Mahuva. He completed Bachelor of Commerce from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 1952. He worked with Bhavnagar municipality for sometime. Following illness, he moved to naturopathy Ashram at Uruli Kanchan. He worked with his uncle in Penang, Malayasia for nine years when he travelled between India and Malayasia by sea seven times.[2][3]

Kanti Bhatt joined journalism in 1966 in Bombay. He served as sub-editor of Vyapar in 1967. He later served with several Gujarati publications like Chitralekha, Mumbai Samachar, Janshakti, Sandesh, Yuva Darshan, Jansatta. He worked in Kenya for some time in 1977. He was associated with investigative journalism. He writes daily column Aaspaas and Chetnani Kshane in Divya Bhaskar.[4] He has written short stories.[2][5]

Personal life

Kanti Bhatt married Ranjan in 1960s and divorced in 1977. He married Sheela Bhatt,[6] a journalist, in 1979 and had a daughter, Shakti who died in 2007.[2]


  1. McDonald, Hamish (7 August 2015). "Ambani & Sons". Google Books. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 સુરેશ (19 August 2006). "કાન્તિ ભટ્ટ, Kanti Bhatt". ગુજરાતી પ્રતિભા પરિચય (in ગુજરાતી). Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  3. "Interview/Kanti Bhatt". Rediff.com (in ગુજરાતી). Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  4. "શું છઠ્ઠી ઈન્દ્રીય થકી માણસ ભવિષ્ય જાણી શકે ખરો ?". divyabhaskar.co.in (in ગુજરાતી). Retrieved 2015-08-23. 
  5. Vibhakar, Devang (20 March 2012). "Interview of Kanti Bhatt". SpeakBindas (in ગુજરાતી). Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  6. Bhatt, Sheela. "BookHouse! Sheela Bhatt's Diary". Rediff.com. Retrieved 23 August 2015.