Vithalbhai Jhaveri (1916–1985) was an Indian independence activist, filmmaker, photographer, writer and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi.[1][2] He documented Gandhi, since the Dandi March till his death in 1948, through numerous photographs which were displayed at many exhibitions and used in several literary works.[3][4] Gandhi-A Photo Biography, a book by Peter Rühe, uses several of his photographs[5] and he was a collaborator of Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar,[6] in the latter's biography of Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma; Life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.[7] His 330-minute documentary on Gandhi, Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948, covers the Indian leader's life through 14 chapters.[8] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1969, for his contributions to Literature and education.[9]

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  1. ^ "Royalty sought from Rajmohan". DNA India. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Vithalbhai Jhaveri". GandhiServe Foundation. 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Online Image Archive 1". GandhiServe Foundation. 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Online Image Archive 2". GandhiServe Foundation. 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Peter Rühe. Gandhi-A Photo Biography. Phaidon. p. 320. ISBN 9780714844596. 
  6. ^ Ananda M. Pandiri (1995). A Comprehensive, Annotated Bibliography on Mahatma Gandh. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 401. ISBN 9780313253379. 
  7. ^ Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar; Vithabhai Jhaveri (Illustrations) (1969). Mahatma; life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India. 
  8. ^ "Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869-1948 on IMDb". Internet Movie Database. 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 

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