Monday, December 2, 2013

Shishir Ramavat - Gujarati Writer Journalist

Name - Shishir Tulsidas Ramavat +Shishir Ramavat
He is a Mumbai-based Gujarati writer-journalist. He is born and brought up in Jamnagar (Gujarat).

After schooling in St. Xavier's High School in Jamnagar, he did his engineering (BE Computer) from M.S. University, Baroda.

He lived in Polytechnic campus during those rocky years. Since he has always been passionate towards writing and journalism, he moved to Mumbai even before completing last semester of his engineering.

He started his full-filling journey as a journalist by joining  Janmabhoomi Pravasi, a Gujarati daily, as a Sub-editor. It was followed by Samaantar Pravah, Chitralekha (Sub-editor cum Reporter), Mid-day (Features Editor) and Abhiyaan (Sampaadak / Executive Editor) and later Aha Zindgi (Editorial Consultant).

After spending more than 14 years as a full-time journalist, he has been working as a freelance writer-columnist with equal comfort and joy.

Shishir Ramavat has written 3 novels. After successful "Vikrant" (serialized in Abhiyaan),and "Mane Andhara Bolave... Mane Ajwala Bolave" (serialized in Chitralekha), he has been writing his third serialized novel, "Apurn-viram" in Sandesh (2013-14). Both of his previous novels were published in book form too.

He has been writing columns in various publications - "Take-off", "Multiplex" and "Bollywood Express" in Sandesh, "Vanchava Jevu" in Chitralekha anad "Hollywood 100" in Mumbai Samachar.

Shirshir Ramavat is also a play-wright. He wrote full-length plays such as "Tane Roj Malu Chhu Paheli Vaar", "Jeete Hain Shaan Se" and "Hu... Chandrakant Bakshi". He has also written several monologues including "Prati-Purush". He has written few short stories as well which published in literary periodicals like Parab and Kankavati.

He is living in Mumbai with his wife Pinky and 10 year old son, Shantanu. 

His contact details:


Shishir Ramavat
301, Shri Prabhu Chhaya,
Mhatar Pada Road, Amboli
Andheri (west), Mumbai 400058.

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Many Many Thanks to Shishir Ramavat. Many of Gujaratis like me do not know about their achievements and activities, but with the help from his side now its possible.

Proud to be Gujarati - Paavan Jethava