Shishir Ramavat

Shishir Ramavat is a Gujarati novelist-columnist-playwright. He has been writing two columns in Sandesh - "Take-off" (Ardh-Saptahik purti, Wednesday) and "Multiplex" (Sanskar purti, Sunday). He also writes "Vanchava Jevu", a book review column in Chitralekha and:"Fun @ Face book" in Cocktail Zindagi.

He is currently working as Gujarati Language Expert at Microsoft, Hyderabad headquarters.

His latest novel, "Kshan-PratiKshan" is being serialized in Chitralekha as the moment. His previous novels - "Vikrant" (serialized in Abhiyaan), "Mane Andhara Bolave... Mane Ajwala Bolave" (serialized in Chitralekha) and "Apurn-viram" (serialized in Sandesh), also published in book form - have been hugely successful. His essays have been compiled in a book form titled as "Falak". He has also transcreated "The Spirit of Lagaan" - a book written by Satyajit Bhatkal describing the making of Oscar-nominated Lagaan - into Gujarati. The selected articles of Multiplex column have been published in a book form with same name. His upcoming book titled as "Hollywood 100 - Marta Pahela Jova Jevi Vishva-cinema ni 100 Classic filmo" (it was serialized in Mumbai Samacahr earlier) is under production at this stage

Shirshir Ramavat has written full-length plays for both main stream as well as parallel circuit such as "Tane Roj Malu Chhu Paheli Vaar", "Jeete Hain Shaan Se" (in Hindi, declared as one of the most thought-provoking plays of 2009 by Hindustan Times), "Harakhpadudi Hansa" and "Hu... Chandrakant Bakshi". He has also written several monologues including "Prati-Purush" (Saat Tari Ekvis). He has written few short stories as well which were published in literary periodicals like Parab and Kankavati.

He was also associated with "Satyamev Jayate" - a landmark TV show dealing with various social issues produced by Aamir Khan Productions - as a script writer.

Shishir Ramavat started his career with 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 (Executive Editor) and later Aha Zindgi (Editorial Consultant). After spending more than 15 years as a full-time journalist, he has been working as a freelance a columnist-novelist-playwright-TV writer with equal comfort and joy.

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