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Milind Gadhavi

Gujarati Poet/Lyricist

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 15th Transmedia award for best lyrics for Gujarati film, Premji: Rise of a Warrior.

Gadhavi was born on 1 May 1985 in Datrana, a village in Mendarda taluka of Junagadh district to Bharatkumar Gadhavi and Chandanbahen Gadhavi. He was educated in several schools and institutions including Roopayatan, Good Samaritan English Medium High School (Amreli), Gurukul (Savarkundla), Carmel Convent High School (Junagadh), St. Xaviers High School (Jamnagar), St. Mary School (Porbandar), Swami Vivekanand Vinay Mandir (Junagadh). He completed his Bachelor of Commerce in 2009 from Saurashtra University and M.B.A in 2011 from the Faculty of Management Studies, M.S University, Vadodara.

Gadhavi is serving as an Assistant Manager at Saurashtra Gramin Bank, Junagadh since 2013. He wrote his first poem in 6th standard at the age of 11 while he wrote his first ghazal in 8th standard. In Std. 12th, he learnt the metres of ghazal and ventured in metrical form. His poems have been published in many eminent Gujarati literary magazines including Shabdasrishti, Gazalvishwa, Dhabak, Kumar, Kavita, Navneet Samarpan, Uddesh, Akhand Anand, Shabdalay and Tamanna. He has recited his poems at Doordarshan, Akashvani, Asmitaparva and other places of Gujarat. In July 2015, He has recited his poems in Maanas Dharmrath Mushayra at Nyeri, Kenya.

Gadhavi wrote in different genres of poetry including ghazal, nazm, geet, sonnet, free verse, muktak, tripadi, anjani, triolet, villanelle etc. But, his main contribution is towards ghazal. The tender feelings of young lovers heart and The disappointment occurred from the absence of someone are the two opposite sides of his ghazals. He has penned 1 song, Me to suraj ne ropyo chhe aangne, for the Gujarati movie Premji: Rise of a Warrior and has started his career as a lyricist. He has also penned two songs for film Thai Jashe! (both sung by Parthiv Gohil) and one song for I Wish, the upcoming Gujarati movies.