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'Achievement to see ben laugh on my punchlines'

DNAHM101425 | 6/9/2016 | Author : dna correspondent | WC :351

Vinod Bhatt remarks while receiving the Ramanlal Nilkanth Hasya Paritoshik award

In a jam-packed Tagore Hall on Wednesday evening , 78-year-old Gujarati humourist Vinod Bhatt was awarded Ramanlal Nilkanth Hasya Paritoshik award by Gujarat Sahitya Academy with the audience giving him an standing ovation.
Born in Nandol, Bhatt has written over 45 books including comedy, satire and biography. Amdavad Etle Amdavad, Vinod Ni Najare and Kaaranke are among his famous works.
"Felicitating Bhatt indicates that Gujarat government takes laughter seriously! I feel honoured to share the stage with him," said Bhupendrasinh Chudasama in presence of youth and cultural minister Nanubhai Vanani.
When Bhatt was requested to say a few words, he was left in tears. He said, "There are so many friends in the aud
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