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Raeesh Maniar

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Native name  રઇશ મનીઆર
Nationality  Indian
Genres  ghazal, hazal
Language  Gujarati
Alma mater  Surat Medical College

Born  Raeesh Maniar August 19, 1966 (age 50) Killa Pardi, Valsad (1966-08-19)
Occupation  poet, translator, playwright, columnist, compere, lyricist, script writer
Education  Doctor of Medicine (Pediatrics)
Books  Shabda Mara Swabhavma J Nathi
Notable awards  Shayda Award (2001), Kalapi Award (2016)

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Raeesh Maniar (Gujarati: રઇશ મનીઆર) is a Gujarati language ghazal poet, translator, playwright, columnist, compere, lyricist and script writer from Gujarat, India. His significant works includes Kafiyanagar (1989), Shabda Mara Swabhavma J Nathi (1998) and Aam Lakhvu Karave Alakh Ni Safar (2011). He has written two reference books for students of gazal Ghazal: Roop ane Rang (2006) and Ghazal Nu Chhandovidhan (2008). The later work contains some original research which may be applicable to prosody of all north Indian languages. He has written lyrics for several Gujarati and Hindi language movies. The Indian National Theater, Mumbai awarded him the Shayda Award of 2001 and Kalapi Award of 2016 for his contribution in Gujarati ghazal poetry.


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Early life

Raeesh Maniar was born on 19 August 1966 in Killa Pardi of Valsad district, Gujarat. He took his secondary schooling from D.C.O, Killa in 1980 and higher secondary schooling at St. Xavier's School, Surat in 1983. He completed his MD (Pediatrics) in 1991 from Surat Medical College.
He married to Ami Patel in 1989. He currently lives in Surat.


Raeesh Maniar started to write poems 1977 as an 11 year old child. In December 1981, his poem was published for first time in Gujarat Samachar. He started his career as a doctor (paediatrician)in 1993 at Surat. From 2008, he restricted his practice to developmental and behavioural child psychology. In 2013, he abandoned his clinical practice as a doctor and started to work for full-time as a freelance writer, playwright, compere, lyricist and script writer.
He has written songs for Gujarati films like Kevi Rite Jaish (2012) and Aa To Prem Chhe, Vishwasghat, Polampol", Musafir, Vitamin She, Je Pan Kahish Te Sachu Kahish. In 2013, he penned the background song, Thai Dod Dod Gali Vaat Mod for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela He has also written the script for the popular Gujarati plays Antim Aparadh, Ek Anokho Karar and Love You Jindagi. All three plays were among winners in Chitralekha competition. The Sandesh newspaper publishes his column Aras-paras Ni Academy on every Sunday. Formerly, he wrote column, Vaat Nu Vatesar, in the same newspaper from 2010 to 2014. He also writes column, Paraspar, for NavGujarat Samay since 2014.


Raeesh Maniar is known for his ghazals and hazals (humorous ghazals) in Gujarati literature. Kafiyanagar, his first book was published in 1989, followed by Shabda Mara Swabhavma J Nathi (1998) and Aam Lakhvu Karaave Alakh Ni Safar (2011). He has translated major works of Kaifi Azmi, Gulzar, Sahir Ludhianvi and Javed Akhtar and published each of them as book. His other significant works includes Mareez: Astitva Ane Vyaktitva (2001; criticism of the works and life of Mareez), Ghazal: Rup Ane Rang (2006; criticism of the form and construction of ghazal) and Ghazal Nu Chhandovidhan (2008; research articles on metres of ghazal). His work in field of Child psychology and parenting includes Baal Uchher Ni Barakhadi, Aapne Balkone Sha Mate Bhanaviye Chhiye and Tame ane Tamaru Nirogi Balak". He has written a novel Likhitang Lavanya.


He won the Shayda Award (2001) instituted by Indian National Theater, Mumbai. In 2002, he got an award by Gujarati Sahitya Parishad for best translation of Gulzar's poetry into Gujarati. His Baaluchher Ni Barakhadi, got B.N Mankad Prize (2nd) of 1998-99 by Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. He received Kalapi Award in 2016.


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