Suresh Parshottamdas Dalal, a great Gujarati poet, essayist, litterateur and editor, was born on 11th October 1932 in Thane, Mumbai and he passed away on 10th August, 2012. He won the 2005 Sahitya Akademi Award for Gujarati language for his poem ‘Akhand Zalar Vage’ .He did his B.A. in Gujarati in 1953, M.A. in 1955 and Ph.D. in 1969.As a academic, he had served as the Head of the Gujarati Department at SNDT Women’s University; Vice-chancellor at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda; and a “National Lecturer” for the UGC. He had also been a member of the Advisory Board of Gujarati Sahitya Academy from 1983 to 1987.He was also the editor of the Gujarati poetry journal Kavita and literary quarterly Vivecana.He had been awarded with several other awards including the Gujarat Government Award 5 times.
Now he is mo more among us. May his soul rest in piece.