Kalidas Meghani (1896-1947) was a distinguished and
Poet, Writer, Folklorist, Researcher, Freedom-fighter,
Journalist, Social-reformer, Thinker, Orator and Singer
more than 100 books during a short span of 25 years.
His range of work included a wide spectrum of literature
Poetry, Novel, Short stories, Drama, Biography, History,
Travelogue, Folk-songs, Folk-tales, Folklore research
sensitive nationalist Poet, he inspired generations with
his soul-stirring patriotic songs.
His songs kindled nationalistic spirit among people,
especially the youth, during the freedom movement.
His poems voiced sufferings, anguish, struggle and
aspirations of the common man -- the downtrodden,
oppressed and afflicted.
millions of hearts by singing in his gifted vibrant and
pioneering Folklorist and Researcher, he painstakingly
excavated lost treasures of folklore of Gujarat.
His wanderlust took him to far-flung and extremely
remote villages, mountains, rivers, ravines and deserts
on foot, horses, camels, bullock-carts and ships.
Given his deep knowledge and insights into folklore and
literature, he single-handedly documented and revived
various dimensions of folk-literature,
which had, by then, almost perished and were anecdotally
preserved mainly in oral form.
He was the
one of the most reputed newspapers of Gujarat during
As a fearless and fair Journalist, his contribution to
the major newspapers of his time such as
tremendous and spanned over a period of 23 years.
He became a
legend in his life time !