Zaverilal Dalpatram Mehta
Born1927 (1927)
Died (aged 96)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
AwardsPadma Sri (2018)

Zaverilal Dalpatram Mehta (1927 – 27 November 2023) was an Indian photographer and the recipient of the Padma Sri civilian award in 2018 for his contribution to the fields of literature and educational journalism.[1][2]


Zaverilal Mehta was associated with Gujarat Samachar from the 1980s onwards. He was popular for documenting the life and times of 13 Chief Ministers of Gujarat state, and his lenses captured incidents such as the 2001 earthquake and the 1998 Kutch cyclone.[3]

In 2018, Zaverilal Mehta was honoured with the Padma Shri award by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.[2]


Zaverilal Mehta died on 27 November 2023, at the age of 96.[4]


  1. ^ ABPL. "3 from Guj among those on Padma list..." Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Zaverilal Mehta, Dr. Pankaj Shah, SS Rathore from Gujarat along with Mumbai based Gujaratis actor Manoj Joshi, Sitar artist Arvind Parikh to receive Padma awards". DeshGujarat. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Padma awards: Gujarat's highway-canal man, and photojournalist who clicked 13 CMs". 26 January 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  4. ^ DeshGujarat (27 November 2023). "Veteran Gujarati photo journalist Padma Shri Zaverilal Mehta passes away". DeshGujarat. Retrieved 28 November 2023.