Kanti Bhatt, the unique personality from Gujarat didn’t need the help of Google

Kanti Bhatt has been very often perceived as a docile man and is also regarded as the first superstar of Gujarati journalism. He was the master of all and a beloved mentor to many.

Kanti Bhatt passed way at the age of 88 on the 4th of August 2019.


The editor of the Gujrati news magazine Chitralekha was not shy to mention that Kanti Bhatt was a man of Special Gutts.

Kanti Bhatt was born as the son of a farmer in the village of Zanzmer, which falls under the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. He was very much inclined towards his academics and obtained a graduation in commerce and later on went to take teaching as a profession. He also spend several years with his uncle in Penang and he was handling his uncle's business over there.


Later, Kanti Bhatt had fallout with his uncle and came to Mumbai in the year 1966 and at that time he had three options ahead of him. First one was a job with the State Bank of Saurashtra at the cultural venue in Kora Kendara and this was indeed a low paying job. He also had another opportunity as a financial journalist at Vyapar and there he was very quick to prove his mettle.


He made a name of his own and also wrote for various publications, which includes Chitralekha, Mumbai Samachar, Janshakti, Sandesh, Jansatta and Yuva Darshan. He was the pioneer in launching Abhiyaan, which was one of Gujarat's most popular news magazine.

He started the venture with his wife Sheela Bhatt, who was also a journalist and along with the publisher Ashwin Parekh.

Kanti Bhatt had immense knowledge in most of the things under his nose. His wisdom and knowledge would not require any other sources such as Google and he had the answer for almost everything.

by Ricky Tandon | Mon, Aug 12 - 04:43 PM

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