Suresh Dalal

Suresh Parshottamdas Dalal, (11 October 1932 – 10 August 2012) was a Gujarati poet, essayist, litterateur and editor.

Suresh Purushottamdas Dalal
Suresh Dalal at Image Publications, Mumbai, 2006
Suresh Dalal at Image Publications, Mumbai, 2006
Born(1932-10-11)11 October 1932
Thane, Maharashtra, India
Died 10 August 2012(2012-08-10) (aged 79)
Mumbai, India
  • Poet
  • essayist
  • editor
Notable worksAkhand Zalar Vage
Notable awardsSahitya Academy Award (2005)
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Dalal was born on 11 October 1932 in Thane to Purushottamdas and Bhanumati. He completed B.A. in Gujarati in 1953 from Saint Xavier's College; M.A. in 1955 and PhD in 1969 from University of Mumbai. He taught at K. C. Arts College, Mumbai from 1956 to 1964. He also served as professor of Gujarati at Kirti College from 1958 to 1960 and at H.R. College of Commerce and Economics from 1960 to 1964. He joined K. J. Somaiya College in 1964 and headed the Gujarati Department. He later served as the Head of the Gujarati Department at SNDT Women's University; Vice-chancellor at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda; and a "National Lecturer" for the UGC. He has also been a member of the Advisory Board of Gujarati Sahitya Academy from 1983 to 1987. He is also the editor of the Gujarati poetry journal Kavita and literary quarterly Vivechana.[1][2][3][4][5]

He died on 10 August 2012 at Mumbai following a heart attack.[2]



His poetry collections include sonnets, long and prose-poems too. His poetry collections are Ekant (1966), Tarikh nu Ghar (1971), Astitva (1973), Naam Lakhi Dau (1975), Hastakshar (1977), Symphony (1977), Skyscraper (1980), Ek Anami Nadi (1982), Ghatana (1984).[4] Bhura Akashni Asha


He received Sahitya Akademi Award for Gujarati writers in 2005 for his poetry Akhand Zalar Vage.[2][3] He has been awarded with several other awards including the Gujarat Government Award 5 times.[5] His Prose Poem[6] has been translated into English by the Poetry Translation Centre.

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  1. ^ Vyas, Satish. "સાહિત્યસર્જક: સુરેશ દલાલ" [Writer: Suresh Dalal] (in Gujarati). Gujarati Sahitya Parishad.
  2. ^ a b c "Noted Gujarati poet no more". The Times of India. 12 August 2012. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Sanskrit Sahitya Akademi Awards 1955-2007". Sahitya Akademi Official website. Archived from the original on 31 March 2009.
  4. ^ a b Amaresh Datta (1987). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: A-Devo. Sahitya Akademi. p. 838. ISBN 978-81-260-1803-1.
  5. ^ a b "Suresh Dalal, 1932-". New Delhi: The Library of Congress Office.
  6. ^ "Prose Poem". Retrieved 15 April 2016.

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Preceded by
Amritlal Vegad
Recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award winners for Gujarati
Succeeded by
Ratilal 'Anil'