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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. maximum stuff.
This news block is taken from "Sankalp Shakti" magazine (issue: 4, Month: January, Year: 2009)
Tribute article to Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay by Sankalp Shakti Magazine
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.
Native:
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 "Jeevan Chhaya" and get it published. His first novel was "Ramkali". 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.
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Following news block is taken from Sanj Samachar, Gujarati evening daily Dated 22nd Jauary 2009.

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; Historical Novels, Social Novels, Short Story Collections, Biographhies, The Mahabharat Series, Kids Stories, 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 as well. 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.
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Following news block is taken from Phoolchhab, leading Gujarati Daily Newspaper, Dated 24th Jauary 2009. Original page on the newspaper site can be visited here.

Tribute article to Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay - Phoolchhab newspaper - 24th January-2009
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 Historical Novels, Social Novels, Short Story Collections, Biographhies, 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 "Jeevan Chhaya" 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 new creation (book) 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 http://www.harilalupadhyay.org. 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, can contact 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, this novel 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 historical and social novels, Short story collections and encyclopedias 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 this novel is undisputedly very high. He deserves the warm gratitudes and praise by all for authoring such a special book.
Arts College
Upleta (Saurashtra)
Professor Dr. Amrut Raninga
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