Narendra Modi condoles death of late Shri Bhupat Vadodaria

Ahmedabad, 5 October, 2011

Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi paid homage to late author and journalist Shri Bhupat Vadodaria.

Vadodariya, head of Sambhav media group was 82. He passed away late in the evening on Tuesday.

Born in Dhrangadhra on 19 February 1929, Bhupatbhai lost his father at the age of three. His mother Chaturaben was then after his guide for life. In 1955, he became editor of Phhulchhab daily at the age of 26. He settled in Ahmedabad in 1962 and worked in various newspapers including Gujarat Samachar where his column ‘Ghare Bahire’ was very popular. During 1982-1986, Shri Vadodaria worked as information department director, government of Gujarat. This was for the first time that any working journalist became information director of Gujarat. In March 1986, Bhupatbhai launched Sambhav daily.

Bhupatbhai’s novel ‘Prem ek puja’had received Gujarat Sahitya Akadami prize in 1978.His more than 50 books are published in Gujarati. Bhupatbhai Vadodaria’s contribution in Gujarati literature world ranges from number of short stories to motivational articles and novels.

Late Shri Bhupat Vadodaria is survived by three sons.

Gujarat Congress President Shri Arjun Modhwadia also visited Vadodariya’s place and paid homage.