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Naresh Mehta
Born(1922-02-15)15 February 1922
Shajapur, Gwalior State, British India
Died22 November 2000(2000-11-22) (aged 78)
OccupationAuthor, Poet
LanguageKhariboli Hindi
NationalityBritish Indian, Republic of India
Notable works
  • Aranya
  • Chaitya
  • Purush
  • Pravad Parv
Notable awardsSahitya Akademi Award
Jnanpith Award
SpouseSmt. Mahima Mehta (Married 16 February 1957)
RelativesSmt. Vanya Mehta Vora (Daughter), Smt. Vandana Mehta (Daughter-In-Law), Late Sh. Ishaan Mehta (Son)

Naresh Mehta (15 February 1922 – 22 November 2000) was a Hindi writer. There are over 50 published works in his name, ranging from poetry to plays. He received several literary awards, most notably the Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi in 1988 for his poetry collection Aranya and the Jnanpith Award in 1992.

Among the numerous schools of poetry which sprang up in the 1950s was Nakenwad, a school deriving its nomenclature from the first letters of the names of its three pioneers - Nalin Vilochan Sharma, Kesari Kumar, and Naresh Mehta.[1]


  1. ^ Lal, Mohan (1992). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature. Sahitya Akademi. p. 820. ISBN 978-81-260-1221-3.