Shri Dharmiklal Pandya belongs to the traditional Akhyanakaras of Gujarat. Born in 1932 at Baroda, Shri Dharmiklal Pandya studied the art of Akhyana under his father, Shri Chunilal Vyas from a young age. He revived the art of Akhyana and populari- sed it in recent times. He has performed widely all over the country. He is today one of the most eminent: Akhyanakaras and is training many students at his institute in Baroda. Shri Dharmiklal Pandya has received many awards including award from the Gujarat State Sangeet Nritya Natya Akademi. He is the author of Gujarati Akhyana and Govindaguna Sagar. For his eminence in the field of music and his contribution to its enrichment, Shri Dharmiklal Pandya receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Akhyana for 1983.