Aabid Surti

Aabid Surti

Aabid Surti

Born : 5th May, 1935, Rajula (Gujarat, India)
Education : G. D. Arts (Fine)
National Award-winning author Aabid Surti has won critical acclaim for multiple creative talents. The list of his creative accomplishments befits half a dozen people rather than one individual. As an author his output has been prolific; he has written around 80 books till date, which have been translated into almost every Indian language. As a screenwriter he has been associated with directors like Raj Kapoor and Raj Khosla on film projects and as a playwright, he has penned seven plays.
An accomplished painter, he has held 16 exhibitions in India and abroad.  In 1971, the Indian government commissioned a short film ‘ABID’ to showcase his creative work.
As a cartoonist, he created the lovable simpleton ‘Dhabbuji’. The highly original and popular cartoon strip has been one of the longest-running comic strips in India, running without a break for over 30 years. Aabid has also created another popular comic book character, ‘Bahadur,’ which achieved cult status in 1970s and 1980s. In 1993, the Indian government conferred a National Award upon him. He lives in a quiet suburb of Mumbai and continues to explore painting, writing and meditation.

 

जन्म : सन् 1935, राजुला (गुजरात) में।
शिक्षा : एम.एस-सी., जी.डी. आर्ट्स (ललित कला)।
प्रकाशन : अब तक अस्सी पुस्तकें प्रकाशित, जिनमें पचास उपन्यास, दस कहानी संकलन, सात नाटक, दस बाल पुस्तकें, एक यात्रा-वृत्तांत, एक गजल संकलन, एक संस्मरण व कॉमिक्स।
पैंतालीस साल से गुजराती तथा हिंदी की विभिन्न पत्रिकाओं और अखबारों में लेखन। उपन्यासों का कन्नड़, मराठी, मलयाळम, उर्दू, पंजाबी और अंग्रेजी भाषा में अनुवाद।
‘ढब्बूजी’ व्यंग्य चित्रकथा तीस साल तक निरंतर साप्‍ताहिक ‘धर्मयुग’ में प्रकाशित। दूरदर्शन, जी तथा अन्य चैनलों के लिए कथा, पटकथा, संवाद लेखन। अब तक देश-विदेशों में सोलह चित्र-प्रदर्शनियाँ आयोजित। फिल्म लेखक संघ, प्रेस क्लब (मुंबई), एसोसिएशन ऑफ राइटर्स ऐंड इलस्ट्रेटर्स (दिल्ली), फिल्म सर्टिफिकेशन बोर्ड (मुंबई) के सदस्य।
पुरस्कार-सम्मान : कहानी संकलन ‘तीसरी आँख’ को राष्‍ट्रीय पुरस्कार।

Books by Aabid Surti

Farari
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Aatankit
Aatankit
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