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Abdulgani Dahiwala

Abdulgani Abdulkarim Dahiwala, popularly known as Gani Dahiwala was Gujarati poet.


Abdulgani Dahiwala was born on 17 August 1908 at Surat. He came to Ahmedabad in 1928 but later returned to Surat in 1930 when he started tailor shop. He established music group Swarsangam in Surat. Later he was a founding member of Mahagujarat Gazal Mandal in 1942. He wrote satirical poetry in Gujarat Mitra daily published from Surat. He traveled to Pakistan in 1981 under Cultural Exchange Scheme set by Government of India. He died on 5 March 1987.[1][2]


Gata Zarana (1953), Mahek (1961), Madhurap (1971), Ganimat (1971) and Nirant (1981) are collections of different genres of poetry such as songs, ghazal, Muktaka (single stanza poetry). Jashne Shahadat (1957) is Hindi musical play based on Indian Rebellion of 1857. Pehle Maale is his three act play staged in 1959-60 but never published.[1][3][4][5]


  1. ^ a b "સવિશેષ પરિચય: ગની દહીંવાલા".  
  2. ^ Amaresh Datta (1987). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: A-Devo. Sahitya Akademi. p. 832.  
  3. ^ Amaresh Datta (1988). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature. Sahitya Akademi. p. 1390.  
  4. ^ Poet. K. Srinivas. 1974. p. 134. 
  5. ^ Bombay (India : State). Directorate of Publicity (October 1958). What Bombay Government Did and Said. p. 2. 
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