Manhar Modi (15 April 1937 – 23 February 2003) was a Gujarati poet from Gujarat, India. Born and educated in Ahmedabad, he taught Gujarati at various colleges and edited several magazines. He was experimental in his poetry.
Modi was born on 15 April 1937 in Ahmedabad. He completed his school education in Ahmedabad. He completed BA in Economics and Arithmetic in 1962. He also completed BA in Gujarati and Sanskrit in 1964 and MA in the same subjects in 1966 from Gujarat University
He had joined various professions during his student life. He worked as a textile design salesman from 1956 to 1958. He also served as a senior clerk in Western Railway from 1958 to 1966. He briefly served as a professor of Gujarati in Bhavan’s College, Dakor in 1966. He later joined Bhakta Vallabh Dhola Arts and Commerce College, Ahmedabad as a professor of Gujarati and served till retirement. He served as an Editor-in-charge of Nirikshak magazine for eight years. He also served as the editor of Udgar, a magazine owned by R. R. Sheth Co. He later founded publication house, Rannade Prakashan and started a family magazine, Olakh and served as its editor for sixteen years. He headed Gujarati Adhyapak Sangh for some years and edited its yearly, Adheet. He briefly edited Parab, a monthly of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. He was the president of Asait Sahitya Sabha and the vice-president of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad
He died on 23 February 2003.
- Ghazals, Poem