Khalil Dhantejvi
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BornKhalil Ismail Makrani
(1938-12-12)12 December 1938
Dhantej, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Died4 April 2021(2021-04-04) (aged 85)
Vadodara
Resting placeVadodara
OccupationPoet, novelist, journalist
LanguageGujarati, Urdu
Notable awards
Signature
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Khalil Ismail Makrani (12 December 1935 – 4 April 2021), popularly known by his pen-name, Khalil Dhantejvi was a poet and novelist from Gujarat, India. He wrote poems in Gujarati and Urdu. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2022 by government of India.

Biography

Dhantejvi with Manoj Khanderia
Dhantejvi with Manoj Khanderia

Khalil Dhantejvi was born as Khalil Ismail Makrani on 12 December 1935 at Dhantej, a village in Vadodara.[1][2][3] He studied till 4th standard.[3][4] He adopted his pen name Khalil Dhantejvi after his village Dhantej.[5]

He died on 4 April 2021 at Vadodara.[6]

Works

His published books are:[1][7]

Poetry collection

Novels

Awards

Dhantejvi received the Kalapi Award in 2004 and the Vali Gujarati Gazal Award in 2013.[2] In 2019, he received the Narsinh Mehta Award.[8] He was awarded the Padma Shri posthumously by the Government of India in 2022 for his contribution in field of literature and education.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Shukla, Kirit H., ed. (2008). ગુજરાતી સાહિત્યકાર પરિચયકોશ [Who's Who in Gujarati Literature] (2nd ed.). Gandhinagar: Gujarat Sahitya Akademi. p. ૪૭૮.
  2. ^ a b "Khalil Dhantejvi to be presented Vali Gujarati Award". DeshGujarat. 30 September 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Poet to donate 1.5 lakh aid to poor students on his birthday - Times of India". The Times of India. 29 June 2012. Archived from the original on 3 July 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Vadodara to host two-day theatre festival in first week of July!". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 February 2022. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Khalil Dhantejvi, Gujarati poet and ghazal maestro, passes away at 82; PM Modi expresses grief". Firstpost. 5 April 2021. Archived from the original on 5 April 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Noted Gujarati poet Khalil Dhantejvi passes away". The Indian Express. 4 April 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-04-04. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  7. ^ Topiwala, Chandrakant, ed. (1990). "Makrani Khalil Ismail" મકરાણી ખલીલ ઈસ્માઈલ. Gujarati Sahityakosh (Modern Era) (in Gujarati). Vol. 2 (1st ed.). Ahmedabad: Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. p. 433. OCLC 26636333.
  8. ^ "2019નો નરસિંહ મહેતા એવોર્ડ લોકપ્રિય શાયર ખલીલ ધનતેજવીને…." chitralekha (in Gujarati). 3 September 2019. Archived from the original on 20 September 2019. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Padma Awards 2022 announced". Press Information Bureau. 2022-01-25. Archived from the original on 2022-02-08. Retrieved 2022-01-26.