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Chandrakant Bakshi (1932-2006)

Chandrakant Bakshi was well known as a Gujarati littérateur and as a historian. His analysis of contemporary news and events, as well as his political and cultural commentaries, were published in many daily newspapers and magazines. His style and language were powerful and impressive.

           

Mr. Bakshi wrote a number of books on a variety of subjects in Gujarati. His novels, collections of short stories, travelogues, historical and cultural books, biographies, autobiography etc. have enriched Gujarati literature.

 

Mr. Bakshi was also known as an extraordinary orator, anchor and teacher too. During the 1960’s and 70’s, he conducted a monthly programme, Samvadika for All India Radio (Mumbai) and anchored the weekly programme, Yuvdarshan in Gujarati at Doordarshan (Mumbai). He served as Head of the Department of History in Mithibai College (Vile Parle) and as Principal of Raheja College (Bandra). His fresh and truthful writing inspired people at a time when negativity dominated different streams of society, including journalism.

 

Mr. Bakshi passed away on March 25, 2006 in Ahmedabad.

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