Ramesh Parekh

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Ramesh Parekh
Born (1940-11-27)27 November 1940
Amreli, Gujarat, India
Died 17 May 2006(2006-05-17) (aged 65)
Rajkot, Gujarat
Occupation poet, Short story writer
Language Gujarati
Nationality Indian
Period Modern Gujarati literature
Notable works Vitan Sud Beej (1989)
Notable awards

Ramesh Parekh was a Gujarati poet and lyricist from Gujarat, India.


He was born on November 27, 1940 at Amreli. He studied at Parekh Mehta Vidyalaya and completed his metric in 1958. He joined Amreli district office in 1960. He started writing poetry in 1967.[1][2][3] He died on May 17, 2006 at Rajkot following a heart attack.[4]


He won Sahitya Akademi Award for Gujarati given by Sahitya Akademi for his poetry collection Vitan Sud Beej in 1994,[4] Kumar Chandrak in 1970, state-level Gujarati Sahitya Akademi Award in 1979, Dhanji Kanji Gandhi Suvarna Chandrak in 1983, Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1986 and Kala Gaurav Award in 1989.[5][6] He received Uma-Snehrashmi Prize for 1978-79 for his book Khading.


  1. "Ramesh Parekh". www.gujaratisahityaparishad.com (in Gujarati). Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  2. Dave, Kapil (2013-01-25). "Poet Ramesh Parekh’s birth anniversary to be celebrated in hometown Amreli". The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  3. George, K. M. (1992). Modern Indian Literature, an Anthology: Surveys and poems. 1. Sahitya Akademi. p. 578. ISBN 9788172013240. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Noted Gujarati Poet Ramesh Parekh passes away". One India News. 2006-05-17. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  5. "Gujarati poet Ramesh Parekh dead". The Times of India. Press Trust of India. 2006-05-18. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  6. Pathak Dave, Dhwani (2014-01-07). "Ramesh Parekh poems to be ‘played’ for audience". Ahmedabad Mirror. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 

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