The fragrance of the dedicated, ethical and remarkable work done by Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay
is spreaded everywhere. Of course it is not possible to keep this page updated with each
and every stuff captured about him everywhere; but will try to keep it accomodated with the
You all invited to provide the reference regarding anything you found,
which is missed on this page, your suggestions are most welcome.
This news block is taken from "Sankalp Shakti" magazine (issue: 4, Month: January, Year: 2009)
Late Harilalbhai - the author, holy soul, historian, who did remarkable reserch work of Rajputi culture
Paying tribute to this K. M. Award winner Literatuer on his 93rd Birth Anniversary on Date: 22-Jan-2009
(whose) five dacades of authoring efforts resulted into hundred books
Thoughts of the author:
Authoring literature, Researching history, Spiritual thinkinng, Studying deeply,
Blissful thinking for everyone, Blissfulness, Human service(s), Patriotism.
Mota Khijadiya (Tal: Paddhari), Effective works done at Makaji Meghpar (Tal: Kalavad),
Last days of the life at Paddhari (Dist: Rajkot), Study at Sanskrut Pathshala (Jamnagar).
From the early childhood itself he was keen to update himself about the happings in the
world around; desperate to know the patriotic activities by self visiting. In that
time of Kings and Kingdoms, at the age of 13 years, he have represented a self-made
poem at a cultural function. By getting encouraged with the award he recieved for the same,
he wrote his first story "Hraday Palto
", which was published in "Modh Bandhu
He then decided to dedicate his life to the authoring of quality literature, and wrote a
five hundred lines poem named "Tanya
" which was based on bravery theme.
Vajubhai Shukla bring it to Mumbai with him. A reporter named Amrutlal Sheth was inspired
by the poem and he called the author Mumbai, and introduced him with noted litertuers of
the city. By the guidence of Kanaiyalal Munshi and blessings of Smt. Leelavati Munshi,
he have authored his first Short Sotry collection named
" and get it published. His first novel was
". The voyage (in the field of literature) was continued for the next five
dacades then after.
Late Harilal Upadhyay was keep in continuous touch of Charan Poets, Storytellers
and writers till 1942 and have weaved various genre of literature during his career.
He used to visiting the Dayras (social ceremonies) at remarkable places and
keep the stuff about folklores, poems and poetries updated and well documented with him.
It was his way to experience the folk literature.
He was a soft at heart poet. He was well aware and experienced
with the folk traditions. He studied well the history of Saurashtra, Gujarat and India.
His way of writing and language used within was interesting too.
Padta GadhNa Padchhaya - Part 1
Padta GadhNa Padchhaya - Part 2
Otrada Vayara Utho Utho
Yog Manjari (The voyage in the field of literature - about the author himself)
Atha Shri Mahabharat Katha Book Series:
Mevad Granthavalee Book Series:
Following news block is taken from Sanj Samachar
, Gujarati evening daily Dated 22nd
Today it is 93rd Birth Anniversary of Litterateur Harilal Upadhyay (who continued Meghani Tradition)
Rajkot, Date 22,
The name of Litterateur Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay
(Birth: 22-January-1916, Death: 15th January-1994,
who continued Meghani tradition;
is well famous and popular amongst the readers who love ethical
literature and especial those who are interested in searching authenticated
stuff from the History and looking for Historical evidences of the same.
During 5 decades of authoring (actually 7 dacades); Shri Harilal Upadhyay have
authored more than a 100 creations, including;
Short Story Collections
The Mahabharat Series
Poems and Poetries, Plays and much more.
This litterateur, who won the famous and prestigious "Kanaiyalal Munshi Award"
from "Gujarat Sahitya Sangam"; did achieve a lot of other
awards and gratitudes
The Kshatriya Samaj appreciated the great work done by this litterateur in order to find
the real history of theirs, which is the most valuable possession they have; so many times.
This litterateur who have incorporated various qualities like Exploring History,
Spiritual findings, education, feelings for the entire society's growth, Blissfulness,
Serving people, Patriotism and well cultured society; into the literature created by him,
have spent various time segments of his life at the places like Mota Khijadiya (Tal: Paddhari),
Makaji Meghpar (Tal: Kalavad), Paddhari, Mumbai.
He studied in Sanskrut Pathshala of Jamnagar as well.
Following news block is taken from Phoolchhab
, leading Gujarati Daily Newspaper, Dated 24th
Original page on the newspaper site can be visited
Late Harilal Upadhyay - The literatuer who continued Meghani Tradition
The name of the great literatuer Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay
(Birth: 22-Jan-1916; Death: 15-jan-1994)
is well famous amongst the readers who love ethical literature.
Late shri Harilal upadhyay have authored more than a 100 novels incuding
Short Story Collections
Shri Mahabharat Katha
Kids Special literature
Poems and Poetries, Plays and a lot many other genres of literature;
during his long career as an author which spans more than five dacades.
This literatuer who won the "Kanaiyalal Munshi Award" from "Gujarat Sahitya Sangam"
have recieved a number of gratitudes
This literature, who weaved the qualities like Researching History, Spirtial Thinking,
Literacy, Humanity, Blissfulness, Human services, Patriotism and well cultured society,
have lived (and did most of the great works) at Mota Khijadiya (Tal: Paddhari),
Makaji Meghpar (Tal: Kalavad), Paddhari, Mumbai and Jamnagar
(Studied in Sanskrut Pathshala).
Harilalbhai have had the interest of knowing the stuff about the life and the world,
and studying the fight for the freedom and other patriotic activitis by having active
involvement within. He have participated in an event arranged during the era, when he was 13;
they were the days of kings and kingdoms yet. He have presented a self authored poem and
he got awarded for the same in that event. By getting encouraged by the same,
he wrote his first story named "Hraday Palto" (Changing Hearts) which was published in "Modh Bandhu".
He then wrote the bravery poem named "Tanya" as the starting step of his voyage in the field of litereature,
which was bring to Mumbai by Vajubhai Shukla.
A reporter named Amrutlal Sheth was impressed by the poem and have called him (Harilal Upadhyay)
to mumbai and introduced with other literatuers.
By the guidence of Kanaiyalal Munshi and blessings of Smt. Leelavati Munshi,
he have authored his first Short Sotry collection named
and get it published.
It was his first published book. And the rest is the history in itself.
Harilal Upadhyay have kept himself in touch with Charan Poems and literatuers,
storytellers and authors by various means. He have studied a lot of encyclopedias in various
languages and historical facts and monuments, well.
He was active as an author till the end of his life.
He was the chief guest of the annual function of "Maniben Sanskrut Pathshala - Paddhari)
on the previous day of his death. In fact, he have started a
before just a few moments of his death.
Harilal Upadhyay, who have devoted his life to clean and referenceable literature,
used to wrote on the regular bases in Sahkaar, Kismat, JyotirVignan and others.
He have also conquered the "JyotirVignan Sanshodhan Award"
(Award for the research in the field of Astrology).
In his lovely memories Paddhari village, where he lived the last segment of his life,
have shown gratitude by naming "Paniyari Sheri" as "Late Harilal Upadhyay Road
In the loving memory of Late Shri Harilalbhai, his discendents are running various activities like
encouraging writers and researchers and giving awards to them.
Shri Yashvantbhai Upadhyay, who is a writer cum reasearcher himself does remarkable work for the same.
In addition in the loving memory of Late Shri Harilalbhai,
his grandson Jiten Upadhyay (Paddhari) run a website named
. It is the first in its kind website about any
Gujarati Author (or might be any Indian Author),
which is running as a tribute to the author. And interestingly by his discendent.
Anyone who is interested in gathering further details about the author and his creations,
the people mentioned above.
Following is taken from the words written about the book ChhelNamee Saurashtra
, and was printed in the same.
This way a remarkable number of books by remarkable
authors are published during the birth century year
(of Shri Chhelbhai Dave). In the compendium of the same,
by Respected Shri Harilalbhai Upadhyay;
who is not only elder by the age but by the knowledge also,
who is a respected and remarkable historian who keep the way of writing alive,
which was founded by K. M. Munshi; who have won the prestigious
"K. M. Munshi award
" from well famous "Gujarat Sahitya Sangam";
who wrote a number of
and social novels
Short story collections
and made Gujarati literature enrich with;
is a novel which covers all the aspects of the
great patriot Chhelbhai and his great works.
This is the first novel about Chhelbhai which covers all the aspects.
It is (this book
is) very special indeed.
The historical value of
is undisputedly very high.
He deserves the warm gratitudes and praise by all for authoring such a special book.
Professor Dr. Amrut Raninga
This site is dedicated as Online Tribute To The Great Gujarati Author - Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay .