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Raeesh Maniar


Raeesh Maniar (Gujarati: રઇશ મનીઆર) is a Gujarati language ghazal poet, translator, playwright, columnist, compere, lyricist and script writer from Gujarat, India. His significant works includes Kafiyanagar (1989), Shabda Mara Swabhavma J Nathi (1998) and Aam Lakhvu Karave Alakh Ni Safar (2011). He has written two reference books for students of gazal Ghazal: Roop ane Rang (2006) and Ghazal Nu Chhandovidhan (2008). The later work contains some original research which may be applicable to prosody of all north Indian languages. He has written lyrics for several Gujarati and Hindi language movies. The Indian National Theater, Mumbai awarded him the Shayda Award of 2001 and Kalapi Award of 2016 for his contribution in Gujarati ghazal poetry.