Yogesh Patel will hold all rights here as long as people will put their money in poet’s hat!
The Freedom of the City of London
Diploma for the Excellence in Poetry in Scottish International open poetry competition
Became FRSA in 1978
Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.
F R Vanson Memorial Award of International Poetry Society
Trophy from Gujarat Samachar & New Life Newspapers
My copy of the Bottled Ganges arrived safely. I had a quick read and enjoyed it greatly. I liked The Values, of course, but also God and the Translator and A Dialogue. I look forward to reading others.
The Lord (Prof) Bhikhu Parekh of Kingston upon Hull
I enjoyed reading your collection of beautiful verses and was moved by the thoughts these conveyed. May I single out, "A Crow Without Skin". The mention of Enoch Powell, the Britishman and Brahma made my day.
Please keep writing. I for one will always enjoy a touch of sarcasm accompanied by reality in many of your poems
The Lord Dholakia of Waltham Brooks OBE DL ,The Deputy Leader:Liberal Party
As its name suggests, Bottled Ganges offers the reader with a thirst for poetry a refreshing drink that tastes at once familiar and new. Yogesh Patel observes both the mundane and the unexpected, and is fearless in writing what he observes. In his poem, 'Optimism', he writes that 'In the middle of Kurukshetra / Arjun is scratching his head off'! These are poems by an 'outsider' -
Dr Debjani Chatterjee, MBE
Honours & Awards
As a co-
Apart from being a recipient of the IWWP award, the International Scottish Diploma for the excellence in poetry, and a Hon. Diploma from the Italian University of Arts, he has won the Co-
By profession, Yogesh is a qualified optometrist and an accountant.