Umashankar Joshi

(21 July 1911 – 19 December 1988 / Gujarat / India)

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Umashankar Joshi (Gujarati: ઉમાશંકર જોશી) was an eminent poet, scholar and writer. He received the Jnanpith Award in 1967 for his contribution to Indian, especially Gujarati literature.


Umashankar Joshi was born in small village named Bamna, taluka Bhiloda in District of Sabarkantha of Gujarat. He was brahmin from the caste named Trivedi Mewada Brahmin Barishi.


Jnanpith Award - 1967
Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak - 1939
Narmad Suvarna Chandrak - 1947
Soviet Land Nehru Award - 1973

Positions held

President - Gujarati Sahitya Parishad (1968)
President - Sahitya Akademi (1978–1982)
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