Labshankar Thakar renowned Gujarati writer passes away [ Current Affairs ]

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Labshankar Thakar passed away at Ahmedabad at the age of 80. He was modernist author of Gujarati literature. He was poet, playwright and story writer. About Labshankar Thakar: Thakar was born on 14 January 1935 in Sedla, Surendranagar Gujarat.

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Renowned Gujarati Writer is no more

  • He was also known by his penname Punarvasu and Vaidya Punarvasu.
  • He was also an Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Poetry Collection:

  • Vahi Jati Pachhal Ramya Ghosha (1965),
  • Manasni Vaat (1968),
  • Mara Namne Darwaje (1972),
  • Boom Kagalma Kora (1974),
  • Pravahan (1986),
  • Kalagranthi (1987).

Plays:

  • satyakumar Ekagrani Dharpakad,
  • Make Believe (1967),
  • Mari Jawani Maza (1973),
  • Bathtub ma Machhali (1982) etc.

Other Work:

  • His also penned novels like Akasmat (1968) and Kon? (1968).
  • His collected works of journalism are Ek Minute (1986) and Kshana Tatkshana (1989).
  • Maari Ba (1989) is a biographical work about his mother.
  • He also penned numerous books on Ayurveda and also had published several magazines including Kriti and Unmoolan.

Awards and Honours:

  • Kumar Chandrak in 1962
  • Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1981
  • Sahitya Akadami Award in 1991 for his poetry- Tolan Aawaz Ghunghat
  • Sahitya Gaurav Puraskar in 2002 of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad
  • Narmad Chandrak

- Published on: January 8, 2016