Chinu Modi

Gujarati-language poet and writer from India

Chinu Modi (Gujarati: ચિનુ મોદી), also known by his pen name, Irshad (Gujarati: ઈર્શાદ) (30 September 1939 – 19 March 2017) was a Gujarati language poet, novelist, short story writer and critic from Gujarat, India.

Chinu Modi
Ahmedabad, February 2017
Ahmedabad, February 2017
Native name
ચિનુ ચંદુલાલ મોદી
BornChinu Chandulal Modi
(1939-09-30)30 September 1939
Vijapur, Gujarat
Died19 March 2017(2017-03-19) (aged 77)
Pen nameIrshad
Occupationpoet, novelist, short story writer, critic
LanguageGujarati, Urdu
  • Master of Arts
  • Ph.D
Alma mater
Periodpostmodern Gujarati literature
Literary movement
  • Hotel poets group
  • 'Re' Math
Notable works
Notable awardsUshanas Prize
Narsinh Mehta Award
Sahitya Akademi Award


He taught many institutions and established himself as a poet and author. He was a recipient of several awards including Sahitya Akademi Award, Vali Gujarati Award and Narsinh Mehta Award.[1]

Modi died on 19 March 2017 from multiple organ failure after suffering a heart attack in Ahmedabad, India, aged 77.[2]


  1. "Modi Chinu Chandulal". Gujarati Sahitya Kosh (Encyclopedia of Gujarati Literature). 2. Ahmedabad: Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. 1990.
  2. "PM Narendra Modi mourns death of Gujarati language poet Chinu Modi". The Financial Express. 2017-03-19. Retrieved 2017-03-19. no-break space character in |title= at position 62 (help)