Nagindas Sanghavi
Nagindas Sanghavi, September 2019
Nagindas Sanghavi, September 2019
Born(1920-03-10)10 March 1920
Bhavnagar, Gujarat
Died12 July 2020(2020-07-12) (aged 100)
Surat, Gujarat, India
Occupationpolitical professor, author and columnist
LanguageGujarati, Hindi, English

Nagindas Sanghavi (10 March 1920 – 12 July 2020)[1] was an Indian political professor, author and columnist writing in English, Hindi and Gujarati. He received Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour in 2019.[2]


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He was popularly known as "Naginbapa" (Bapa=Grand Father).[3] He was born in Bhavnagar and obtained his education there. After completing his education he started his career as typist in an advertising company on monthly salary of Rupees 30. After couple of other jobs he turned to education.[4] Sanghavi started his teaching career (1951–80) at Bhavan's College, Andheri. He later moved to Ruparel College, Mahim and Mithibai College, Vile Parle teaching political science and History.[5][6] While teaching at college he had started writing in Newspaper. Post retirement he used to get pension of Rupees 700 which was not sufficient for living and he continued to write.[4]

Selected works

Sanghavi has written overall 29 books in Gujarati and English. He used to write political column in Gujarati Magazine Chitralekha.[4]


In 2019, Sanghavi had received India's fourth highest civilian honor, Padma Shri in 2019 for his contributions in the field of literature.[7] He has also received Vaju Kotak Gold Medal.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Critic, columnist Sanghvi dies at 100". The Indian Express. 13 July 2020. Archived from the original on 12 July 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Six from Gujarat among Padma Shri recipients". Times of India. 26 January 2019. Archived from the original on 12 February 2019. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
  3. ^ a b "અમારા માટે નગીનદાસ એટલે..." Archived from the original on 2 February 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "હું તો મારા વિદ્યાર્થીઓને હાથે ટોંચાઈ ટોંચાઈ ને ઘડાયો છું : નગીનદાસ સંઘવી". Archived from the original on 30 January 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  5. ^ Nalin Mehta; Mona G. Mehta, eds. (2013). Gujarat Beyond Gandhi: Identity, Society and Conflict. Routledge. ISBN 978-1317988342. Archived from the original on 22 July 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  6. ^ Ramanathan, Ramu (5 June 2018). "Nagindas Sanghavi: The oldest columnist anywhere". Ahmedabad Mirror. Archived from the original on 8 December 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Surat columnist Nagindas Sanghavi dies at 100 | Surat News - Times of India". The Times of India. TNN. 13 July 2020. Archived from the original on 14 February 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2021.