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About : Namdev Tarachandani

Famous Sindhi - Academy Award - Sahityakar Gaurav Puraskar
46th Awardee of Sindhi Sahitya Academy Award 2013

namdev_tarachandaniFelicitated with Academy Award and Sahityakar Gaurav Puraskar, Namdev Santumal Tarachandani is among the personalities of Sindhi literature who are born close to time of partition so they are brought up and educated in India. Namdev was born on 25 November 1946 at Lukman Khairpur Sindh and has been associated with Kapadia Mahila College of Bhavnagar Gujarat for a long period at the time of retirement he was working as the Head of the Hindi Department.

Namdev Tarachandani was honored by Sahitya Academy with Academy Award in Sindhi in the year 2013 for his book Mansh Nagari which is a long poem in Sindhi. Tarachandani the representative of the new waves of the ocean of Sindhi literature have credit for own writing, translation and editing books. He has also bagged the literary award of Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Sahitya Sabha and Sahityakar Gaurav Puraskar of Gujarat Sindhi Sahitya Academy both in the same year 2009.

Beside the Academy award winner poetry book Namdev Tarachandani has also wrote a few other books like Joda Kata [Novel], Vikhun [Short Stories] and Sindhi Katha Sahitya [Criticism] etc. He has also edited a few books like “Lal Pushp Hiku Abhyaa” written on life of Academy Award [1974] winner personality Lal Bhagwandas Rijhwani famous as Lal Pushp in Sindhi literature.

Presently living at Vadodara has spent major time of life at Bhavnagar as his schooling was done at Alfred High School Bhavnagar and higher studies at Shamaldas Arts College Bhavnagar. After completing education from 1977 to 2008 he worked at Kapadia Mahila Arts College Bhavnagar.

Brief Introduction [Biography] Namdev Tarachandani

Full Name 
Namdev Santumal Tarachandani


City in India 
Bhavnagar & Vadodara

Birth Place 
Lukman Khairpur Sindh


Date of Birth 
25 November 1946

Sindhi Literature - Education

Literary Contribution – Namdev Tarachandani

List of some of popular books written, translated and edited by Namdev Tarachandani : -

Athon Sur
Chaliha Chorasi
Joda Kata
Lal Pushp Hiku Abhyaas
Mansh Nagari
Sindh Jo Sindhi Sahitya
Sindhi Katha Sahitya
Vatta Ochha

Awards – Namdev Tarachandani

Though Namdev Tarachandani has bagged many awards but here we are mentioning only three most important ones.

Literary Award by Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Sahit Sabha and Sahityakar Gaurav Puraskar by Gujarat Sindhi Sahtya Academy Award. [both in 2009]  

Academy Award by Sahitya Academy in 2013.