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Anil Chavda

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Anil Chavda is a young and renowned Gujarati language poet who has received numerous awards from Gujarat and other state governments. For his Ghazal sangrah (collection) Sawar Laine, Delhi Sahitya Academy awarded him with the 'Yuva Gaurav Puraskar' in 2014. For the same sangrah, he was also awarded by the Gujarati Sahitya Academy. He writes the column 'Manni Mausam' in 'Ravi Purti' in the Sunday edition of Sandesh (a Gujarati Daily), and also contributes regularly for the 'Samvedna Samaj', a monthly magazine. Anil has written many books, notable among them are Savar Laine, Ek Hati Varta, Meaningful Journey, Ambedkar Jivan Ane Chintan, and Vees Pancha. He has also edited books such as Shabd Sathe Maro Sambandh, Prem Vishe, Sukh Dukh Mari Dristiye, Akash Vavnara, and Aachare Te Acharya besides translation of several books.
His poems are a part of the syllabus of Gujarat Secondary Education Board. Anil has read his poetry at the Gujarati Poetry programs in many cities and states in the USA such as California, Dallas, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania etc. He also read his poetry at the University of Florida and was a special invitee for the 'Chalo Gujarat-2015' organised in the USA.