Saturday, March 25, 2006

Chandrakant Baxi passes away

The great Gujarati author and journalist Chandrakant Baxi passed away yesterday in Ahmedabad at the age of 74. I was an avid reader of his 'Vatayan' column in Gujarat Samachar. He was the only world-class columnist in that newspaper. Come to think of it, he wrote like Maureen Dowd, only lengthier, more rambling and erudite. He mixed Gujarati and English freely in his writing, which seemed quite novel at the time. Below is the list of his 100 favorite books:


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