Author, Narmada Yatri Amrutlal Vegad passes away in Madhya Pradesh

Ahmedabad: Renown author, painter and Narmada yatrai Amrutlal Vegad passed away today at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Ailing for last some time, Vegad was on ventilator support.

Hailing from Madhapur in Kutch but settled in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, Amrutlal Vegad was born on 3rd October in 1928. He had penned down narration of his over 4,000 km long Narada parikrama in Gujarati and Hindi. The narration was later translated in English, Bengali and Marathi.

After diploma in fine arts from Kalabhavan Shantiniketan in 1948-53, he received Bachelor of Arts degree in 1955. He worked as art teacher for drawing in Kalaniketan at Jabalpur.

Vegad was presented several awards including the award of Gujarat Sahitya Academy for his book related to Narmada parikrama. He was honored with D.lit by Makhanlal Chaturvedi journalism university.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivrajsingh Chouhan in his tweets paid tribute to late author.