Born on 20-10-1945 in strong Gandhian Philosophy influenced family of farmer Jeshigbhai Patel, in the distant village Akrund in Dhansura Taluka of District Sabarkantha, Gujarat State.

Studied at St. Xavier’s College, a prestigious educational institution of Ahmedabad and obtained B.A. (Hons) degree in Psychology as principal Subject.

Journalist and Author (of Gujarati Literature) with SANDESH a premier and largest circulated daily in Gujarati language published simultaneously from Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat amd Rajkot with its international edition from USA every week. SANDESH also ranks among few largest circulated dailies (all languages) in India, with an outstanding performance of over 70 years.

He is advisor to Editor and Column Writer in SANDESH. He achieved senior position by dint of hard work and intlligence. He is specialised in Investigative Reporting covering all spheres of life. His Column “Kabhi Kabhi” appearing on every Monday brings somethngs new, factual and daring reporting on some unusual event of life. This column running since 25 years, has many unique impring over the mass of readers of high understanding and common sense. At many occasions, High Court or top Social institution has voluntarily come out to investigate in the case of victimised and helpless one reported in this column. It has now become a place for the unheard to get justice and solace. This column has been instrumental in mass communication of sensitive social events, otherwise not heard or cared about. A compendium of stories reported in KABHI KABHI in the proposed Book from, would be an authetic document reflecting the present society in all its perspectives. It would be a reference book for researchers in Sociology and boon to students of journalism. His reporting covered political events too with the human interest to keep the reader, well awared and updated. He has interviewed national and international promient personalities including SMT. INDIRA GANDHI, PROF. GALBRETH, RAJIV GANDHI, ARTHER C. CLARKE, ATAL BIHARI BAJPAI, MAHARANI GAYATRI DEVI, SAM PITRODA, JRD TATA, NAVAL TATA, DR. RAM NATHAN, ACHARYA KRIPLANIJI, AMITAB BACHCHAN, DALAI LAMA AND MORARJI DESAI. He has knack of lucid and ‘to the point’ reporting of even the complex and difficult subject to the understanding of common reader. Therefore, this column has been most popular and liked by many. After joining ‘SANDESH’, he started two New colums i.e. CHINI CUM and RED ROSE. CHINI CUM is very populer because of his satirical skill on current issue and ‘Red Rose’ is widely read by inteligancia because of his deep knowledge of National and International issues. LITERARY – Besides his hectic Journalistic Career, he has written 40 books to his CONTRIBUTION credit.

Devendra Patel has been honoured with ‘ PADMA SHREE ‘ award by his exellency the PRESIDENT OF INDIA .

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