Narmad, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death



Gujarati author, poet, scholar and public speaker

Date of Birth: 24-Aug-1833

Place of Birth: Surat, Gujarat, India

Date of Death: 26-Feb-1886

Profession: writer, poet, playwright, essayist, orator, lexicographer, autobiographer

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Narmad

  • Narmadashankar Lalshankar Dave (24 August 1833 – 26 February 1886), popularly known as Narmad, was a Gujarati poet, playwright, essayist, orator, lexicographer and reformer under the British Raj.
  • He is considered to be the founder of modern Gujarati literature.
  • After studying in Bombay, he stopped serving as a teacher to live by writing.
  • During his prolific career, he introduced many literary forms in Gujarati.
  • He faced economic struggles but proved himself as a dedicated reformer, speaking loudly against religious and social orthodoxy.
  • His essays, poems, plays and prose were published in several collections.
  • His Mari Hakikat, the first autobiography in Gujarati, was published posthumously.
  • His poem Jai Jai Garavi Gujarat is now the state anthem of Gujarat state of India.

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