45 Notable alumni of
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda is 990th in the world, 208th in Asia, and 22nd in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 45 notable alumni from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda won Nobel Prizes in Chemistry.

  1. Dadasaheb Phalke

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    Dadasaheb Phalke
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    Years
    1870-1944 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producerscreenwriterfilm editor
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    Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke, was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter, known as the Father of Indian cinema. His debut film, Raja Harishchandra, was the first Indian movie released in 1913, and is now known as India's first full-length feature film. He made 95 feature-length films and 27 short films in his career, spanning 19 years, until 1937, including his most noted works: Mohini Bhasmasur (1913), Satyavan Savitri (1914), Lanka Dahan (1917), Shri Krishna Janma (1918) and Kaliya Mardan (1919).

  2. Vinoba Bhave

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    Vinoba Bhave
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    1895-1982 (aged 87)
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    philosopherpoliticianwriterhuman rights activist
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    Vinayak Narahari "Vinoba" Bhave was an Indian advocate of nonviolence and human rights. Often called Acharya (Sanskrit for teacher), he is best known for the Bhoodan Movement. He is considered as a National Teacher of India and the spiritual successor of Mahatma Gandhi. He was an eminent philosopher. The Gita has also been translated into Marathi language by him with the name as Geetai means mother Geeta.

  3. Vishal Sikka

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    Vishal Sikka
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    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    chief executive officer
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    Vishal Sikka is the Founder and CEO of Vianai, former CTO of SAP AG, and former CEO of Infosys. He currently also serves on Oracle's board of directors, the supervisory board of the BMW Group and as an advisor to the Stanford Institute of Human-Centered AI.

  4. Sam Pitroda

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    Sam Pitroda
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    1942-.. (age 79)
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    computer scientistbusinessperson
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    Satyan Pitroda popularly known as Sam Pitroda (born 4th May 1942) is an Indian telecommunication engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. He is popularly known as the Father of India's Computer and IT Revolution as he helped Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in bringing computerization as an advisor to the PM. He was also an advisor to the PM during Dr. Manmohan Singh's tenure. He was born Titlagarh in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. to a Gujarati family.

  5. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

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    Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
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    Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009
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    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
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    biologistchemistuniversity teacherbiophysicistbiochemist
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    Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan is an Indian-born British-American structural biologist who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada Yonath, "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome".

  6. Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi

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    Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi
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    1887-1971 (aged 84)
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    lawyerauthorjournalistpolitician
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    Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi, popularly known by his pen name Ghanshyam Vyas, was an Indian independence movement activist, socialist, politician, writer and educationist from Gujarat state. A lawyer by profession, he later turned to author and politician. He is a well-known name in Gujarati literature. He founded Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, an educational trust, in 1938.

  7. Ajay Bhatt

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    Ajay Bhatt
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    1957-.. (age 64)
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    inventorcomputer scientistengineer
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    Ajay V. Bhatt is an Indian-born American computer architect who defined and developed several widely used technologies, including USB (Universal Serial Bus), AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port), PCI Express, Platform Power Management architecture and various chipset improvements.

  8. S. L. Bhyrappa

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    S. L. Bhyrappa
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    1931-.. (age 90)
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    authorwriter
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    Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa is an Indian novelist, philosopher and screenwriter who writes in Kannada. His work is popular in the state of Karnataka and he is widely regarded as one of modern India's popular novelists. His novels are unique in terms of theme, structure, and characterization. He has been among the top-selling authors in the Kannada language and his books have been translated into Hindi and Marathi which have also been sellers.

  9. Vijay P. Bhatkar

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    Vijay P. Bhatkar
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    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
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    Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar is an Indian computer scientist, IT leader and educationalist. He is best known as the architect of India's national initiative in supercomputing where he led the development of Param supercomputers. He is a Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and Maharashtra Bhushan awardee. Indian computer magazine Dataquest placed him among the pioneers of India's IT industry. He was the founder executive director of C-DAC and is currently working on developing Exascale supercomputing mission for India.

  10. Bharati Mukherjee

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    Bharati Mukherjee
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    1940-2017 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    writernovelist
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    Bharati Mukherjee was an Indian American-Canadian writer and professor emerita in the department of English at the University of California, Berkeley. She was the author of a number of novels and short story collections, as well as works of nonfiction.

  11. Kirtidan Gadhvi

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    Kirtidan Gadhvi
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    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    singer
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    Kirtidan Gadhvi is an Indian singer from Gujarat.

  12. I. G. Patel

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    I. G. Patel
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    1924-2005 (aged 81)
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    economistbankercivil servant
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    Indraprasad Gordhanbhai Patel, popularly known as I. G. Patel, was an Indian economist and a civil servant who served as the fourteenth Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1 December 1977 to 15 September 1982.

  13. Asha Puthli

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    Asha Puthli
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    1945-.. (age 76)
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    singersinger-songwriterjazz musiciancomposeractor
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    Asha Puthli is a singer-songwriter, producer, and actress from Mumbai, India.

  14. Tanvi Vyas

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    Tanvi Vyas
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    1985-.. (age 36)
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    actorbeauty pageant contestant
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    Tanvi Vyas is an Indian actress who made her acting debut in the "Tamil" film Eppadi Manasukkul Vanthai in 2012. Prior to that, she was a graphic designer and later was crowned Femina Miss India Earth 2008 in Mumbai.

  15. Mitali Mukherjee

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    Mitali Mukherjee
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    singer
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    Mitali Mukherjee is a Bangladeshi classical and playback singer. She received the National Film Award of Bangladesh in 1982 for the song Ei Dunia Ekhon To Ar for the film Dui Poishar Alta.

  16. Piyush Ranade

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    Piyush Ranade
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    1983-.. (age 38)
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    actortelevision actor
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    Piyush Ranade is a Marathi film & television actor. He appeared in Zee Marathi television's Ekach Hya Janmi Janu, Kata Rute Kunala & Asmita and Star Plus's Burey Bhi Hum Bhale Bhi Hum as Kaivalya.

  17. Gunvant Shah

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    Gunvant Shah
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    1937-.. (age 84)
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    authorjournalist
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    Gunvant Shah is an essayist, educationist, columnist and philosophy writer and critic from Gujarat, India. He taught at various universities and participated in various education oriented events and organisations. His large number of essays, including philosophical essays, are published as books. He received Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1997 and Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015. In 2019, he was awarded a D.Lit. by Gujarat University

  18. Fatehsinghrao Gaekwad

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    Fatehsinghrao Gaekwad
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    Years
    1930-1988 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    politiciancricketer
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    Fatehsinghrao Prataprao Gaekwad II was an Indian politician, cricketer, and titular Maharaja of Baroda from 1951 until 1988. In the 26th amendment to the Constitution of India promulgated in 1971, the Government of India abolished all official symbols of princely India, including titles, privileges, and remuneration (privy purses).

  19. Pankaj Advani

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    Pankaj Advani
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    1965-2010 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwritertheatrical directorphotographer
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    Pankaj Advani was an Indian film director, editor, screenwriter, photographer, theatre director, and painter, known for his works in Bollywood, and cross over cinema. Pankaj made his Hindi film screenwriting debut with Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993) which went on to win the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie.

  20. Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh

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    Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh
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    1937-.. (age 84)
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    poetpainterartist
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    Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh is a painter, poet and art critic from Gujarat, India. He was awarded the Padmashri in 1983 and Padmabhushan in 2014 for his contribution in field of art.

  21. Adam Patel, Baron Patel of Blackburn

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    Adam Patel, Baron Patel of Blackburn
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    1940-2019 (aged 79)
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    politicianbusinessperson
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    Adam Hafejee Patel, Baron Patel of Blackburn was a British businessman and Labour Member of the House of Lords.

  22. Bakul Harshadrai Dholakia

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    Bakul Harshadrai Dholakia
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    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    economist
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    Bakul Harshadrai Dholakia is the former Director of IIM Ahmedabad (2002–2007). Prior to that, he was the Dean at Ahmedabad (1998–2001) and a professor in Economics He was also the Director General of International Management Institute, New Delhi. Prior to joining IMI New Delhi, he was the Director of Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management and Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhuj.

  23. Kavitha Balakrishnan

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    Kavitha Balakrishnan
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    1976-.. (age 45)
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    art criticcuratorartist
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    Kavitha Balakrishnan is an art critic, poet, contemporary art researcher, painter and art curator. She started her teaching career as a lecturer of Art History at College of Fine Arts Trivandrum from 1998 to 1999. She later lectured at the R.L.V. College of Music and Fine Arts in Thrippunithura and as a visiting faculty at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Mumbai. Balakrishnan is currently a lecturer in Art history and Aesthetics at the Govt. College of Fine Arts in Thrissur. Kerala State, India.

  24. Thota Vaikuntam

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    Thota Vaikuntam
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Thota Vaikuntam is an Indian painter. His paintings capture simple lifestyle of villagers like the paddy fields, toddy pots on shoulders of men, the household chores, temple rituals etc. His drawings range from stark charcoal on paper, transparent washes and pencil drawings.

  25. Sujan R. Chinoy

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    Sujan R. Chinoy
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    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    diplomat
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    Sujan R. Chinoy is a former Indian diplomat currently serving as the Director General of the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA), India's foremost think-tank in New Delhi in the field of defence, security and international relations. The appointment came upon his retirement from the Indian Foreign Service as Indian Ambassador to Japan, which followed a professional diplomatic career of more than thirty-seven years with experience on China and East Asia, as well as the Asia-Pacific region, the Gulf and OIC, United Nations (Disarmament and International Security), National Security, as well as the US and the Latin American region. He held the highest rank of Grade I Ambassador (equivalent to Vice Minister/Secretary to the Government of India).

  26. Pujya Mota

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    Pujya Mota
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    1898-1976 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    philosopher
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    Pujya Shree Mota, or Chunilal Asharam Bhavsar, was a spiritual leader who established ashrams in Nadiad and Surat in Gujarat, India. He founded the Hari Om Ashram, also known as the Maun Mandir, near Nadiad.

  27. K. Chidananda Gowda

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    K. Chidananda Gowda
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    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    engineer
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    Prof. K. Chidananda Gowda is an Indian academic who served as the Vice-Chancellor of the Kuvempu University, which is located in the state of Karnataka, India. He is also the son-in-law of the Kannada Poet, Kuvempu, after whom the Kuvempu University is named. He has published many papers, mainly in the field of pattern recognition.

  28. Shishir Bhattacharjee

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    Shishir Bhattacharjee
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    1960-.. (age 61)
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    paintercartoonist
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    Shishir Bhattacharjee is a Bangladeshi artist. His paintings, critical of the political establishment but always in a satirical fashion, were first seen in the 1980s. His political cartoons appear regularly in daily newspapers in Bangladesh. During the past couple of years, he has produced paintings that appropriate images from Bengali film posters, altered to serve his social and political messages.

  29. Latika Katt

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    Latika Katt
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    1954-.. (age 67)
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    sculptor
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    Latika Katt is an Indian sculptor who specializes in stone carving, metal casting and bronze sculpting. She is notable for winning the Beijing Art Biennale Award for her bronze work titled "Makar Sankranti at Dashawmeth Ghat, Varanasi.

  30. Bharat Gupt

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    Bharat Gupt
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
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    authormusicologisttranslatorclassical scholar
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    Bharat Gupt, A retired Associate Professor in English, who taught at the College of Vocational Studies of the University of Delhi, is an Indian classicist, theatre theorist, sitar and surbahar player, musicologist, cultural analyst, and newspaper columnist.

  31. Suman Shah

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    Suman Shah
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    1939-.. (age 82)
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    literary criticshort story writernovelisteditor
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    Suman Shah is a Gujarati language critic, short story writer, novelist, essayist, editor and translator from Gujarat, India. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2008 for his short story collection Fatfatiyun. He has written both in the modern and in the postmodern eras in Gujarati literature. He has authored more than 74 books, including 2 novels, 6 short story collections, 4 collections of creative essays, 6 translations into Gujarati from English and Hindi, 22 books on literary criticism and around 23 edited works of literary theory and modern Gujarati short stories and poems. He was honorary editor of Shabdasrishti from 1983 to 1986 and an editor of Khevna, a literary journal, from 1987 to 2009.

  32. Milind Gadhavi

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    Milind Gadhavi
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    1985-.. (age 36)
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    lyricistsongwriter
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    Milind Gadhavi is a Gujarati language poet and lyricist from Gujarat, India. He has penned songs for several Gujarati movies. He is a recipient of the 15th Transmedia award for best lyrics for Gujarati film, Premji: Rise of a Warrior.

  33. Anil Relia

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    Anil Relia
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    1957-.. (age 64)
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    art collector
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    Anil Relia is an Indian art collector, known for his portrait collection. He has over 3000 portraits and his personal collection includes many miniature paintings, early photographs along with works of artists like Raja Ravi Varma, M. F. Husain, Hemen Majumdar, Bhupen Khakhar, Jyoti Bhatt, Haku Shah, K. G. Subramanyan, S.H. Raza, Thota Vaikuntam, Manu Parekh and many more.

  34. Shirish Panchal

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    Shirish Panchal
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    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    writercriticliterary critic
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    Shirish Jagjivandas Panchal,, is a Gujarati critic, fiction writer, translator and editor who won the 2009 Sahitya Akademi Award for Gujarati language for his criticism Vaat Aapanaa Vivechan-ni; he refused the award. He done his Ph.D under Gujarati writer Suresh Joshi. He taught Gujarati language and literature at M. S. University, Baroda. He edited Etad, a Gujarati quarterly.

  35. Kishore Jadav

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    Kishore Jadav
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    1938-2018 (aged 80)
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    writerliterary critic
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    Kishore Kalidas Jadav was a novelist, critic, and short story writer from India. He wrote in Gujarati and was primarily responsible for the development of surreal and experimental Gujarati fiction.

  36. Valsan Koorma Kolleri

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    Valsan Koorma Kolleri
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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    sculptor
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    Valsan Koorma Kolleri is an Indian sculptor.

  37. Manisha Joshi

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    Manisha Joshi
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    1971-.. (age 50)
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    poetjournalistwriter
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    Manisha Joshi is a Gujarati language poet and journalist. She is an author of four poetry collections including Kandara (1996), Kansara Bazar (2001), Kandmool (2013), and Thaak (2020). She currently lives in California.

  38. Manjula Pradeep

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    Manjula Pradeep
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    1969-.. (age 52)
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    human rights activist
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    Manjula Pradeep is an Indian human rights activist and a lawyer. She is the former Executive Director of Navsarjan Trust, one of the largest Dalit rights organizations in India, addressing the issues of caste discrimination and gender based discrimination.

  39. Jayant Parikh

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    Jayant Parikh
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
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    painterprintmaker
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    Jayant Parikh is an Indian artist, printmaker, and muralist. He is a student of N. S. Bendre, K. G. Subramanyan and Sankho Chaudhuri. He lives and works in Vadodara, India.

  40. Vibhut Shah

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    Vibhut Shah
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    1933-.. (age 88)
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    writerlibrarian
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    Vibhut Shah is a contemporary Gujarati novelist, playwright and short story writer from India.

  41. Rashid Meer

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    Rashid Meer
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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    poetcritic
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    Rashid Meer was a Gujarati ghazal poet, critic, editor and researcher from India.

  42. Tarini Desai

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    Tarini Desai
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    1935-.. (age 86)
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    short story writer
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    Tarini Desai is Gujarati short story writer from Gujarat, India.

  43. Avantika Bawa

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    Avantika Bawa
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    1973-.. (age 48)
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    artist
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    Avantika Bawa is an Indian American artist, curator, and professor of art. Bawa is a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily in site-specific installation, video, printmaking, and drawing. She is the recipient of the 2018 Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Golden Spot Residency Award, the Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts, and the Oregon Arts Commission Joan Shipley Award.

  44. Mahesh Champaklal

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    Mahesh Champaklal
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    1951-.. (age 70)
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    playwrightstage actortheatrical directoruniversity teacher
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    Mahesh Champaklal is an Indian dramatist, stage actor and director from Gujarat, India. After working for some years in the commercial Gujarati theatre, he joined and taught dramatics at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda for years.

  45. Janak Dave

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    Janak Dave
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    1930-.. (age 91)
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    playwrightdrama teacherstage actor
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    Janak Harilal Dave is a Gujarati dramatist, theater actor and drama teacher from Gujarat, India.