Zaverilal Dalpatram Mehta
AwardsPadma Sri (2018)

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

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


  1. ^ ABPL. "3 from Guj among those on Padma list..." Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  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. 2018-01-25. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  3. ^ "Padma awards: Gujarat's highway-canal man, and photojournalist who clicked 13 CMs". 2018-01-26. Retrieved 2018-11-28.