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Kamal Vora
Born (1950-05-19) 19 May 1950 (age 72)
Rajkot, Gujarat, India
Occupationpoet, editor
Notable awards

Kamal Vora (born 19 May 1950) is a Gujarati language poet and editor from Mumbai, India. He is an editor of Etad, a quarterly Gujarati literary magazine.[1]


Kamal Vora was born on 19 May 1950 at Rajkot, Gujarat, India.[2][3] He worked as an electrical engineer for seven years in a factory in Kalyan where his father used to work. Later he entered pharmaceutical industry with his brother.[3]

Since 2010, he co-edits, with Naushil Mehta, a Gujarati quarterly journal Etad, founded by Suresh Joshi. He was a member of the Gujarati advisory board of Sahitya Akademi.[4][5]

He lives in Ghatkopar, Mumbai.[3]


Vora started writing poetry at the age of 18.[3] His poems started appearing in magazines from 1971. His first anthology of poems Arav was published in 1991,[6] followed by AnekEk (2012) and Vruddhashatak (2015). His poems have been translated in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada and English and appeared in Indian Literature, Chicago Review, Anthology of Asian Poets, Muse India etc.[4] He co-edited with Pravin Pandya Aadhunik Bharatiya Kavita (Selection of Gujarati poetry from 1950 to 2010), published in 2017.


He received the Sahitya Akademi Award (2016) for Gujarati for his book AnekEk (2012).[7] His book Arav was awarded the Umashankar Joshi award.[4] In 2022, he was awarded the 2020 Gangadhar National Award For Poetry.[8]

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  1. ^ "Balvant Parekh Centre Nodal Centres, Sapta Setu: A Report". balvantparekhcentre. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  2. ^ Dutt, K.C. (1999). Who's Who of Indian Writers: 1999 : Vol. 2 N-Z. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi. p. 1470. ISBN 978-81-260-0873-5.
  3. ^ a b c d Shah, Ruchita (8 July 2020). "જ્યારે કવિ ઉમાશંકર જોષી આંખ મીંચીને સાંભળી રહ્યા હતા કવિ કમલ વોરાના કાવ્યને" [When famous poet Umashankar Joshi was listening to poet Kamal Vora]. Gujarati Midday (in Gujarati). Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "Welcome to Muse India". Welcome to Muse India. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  5. ^ Tripathi, Salil (16 February 2018). "A new generation of poets from Gujarat is keeping a rich poetic legacy alive". LiveMint. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  6. ^ Brahmabhatt, Prasad (2010). અર્વાચીન ગુજરાતી સાહિત્યનો ઈતિહાસ - આધુનિક અને અનુઆધુનિક યુગ (History of Modern Gujarati Literature – Modern and Postmodern Era) (in Gujarati). Ahmedabad: Parshwa Publication. p. 134. ISBN 978-93-5108-247-7.
  7. ^ "Sahitya Akademi winners announced, Jerry Pinto among 24 writers named". dna. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Gujarati poet Kamal Vora gets Gangadhar Award". The New Indian Express. 28 January 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2022.