The specialty of this function was that the Chief Minister visited Parikh's Ashram Road residence to release his book. It should be mentioned that Parikh is ailing due to a life threatening accident. He was hit by a car few months back, and therefore limited to his residence.
‘Hastakshep' is Parikh's 100th book. Interestingly his 75th book was also released by Shri Narendra Modi at Ahmedabad's Thakorbhai Desai hall.
Speaking on this occasion Shri Narendra Modi said that Priyakant Parikh should continue to give his contributions to the world of literature.
Priyakant Parikh cheerfully recalled how Narendra Modi was present for the launch of his 75th book and now he is also present to launch his 100th book.
Other people present during this small function were Mr. Parikh's wife Rasagna ben, his sons Dr Kandarp and Himanshu bhai, Mahendra Shah of Navbharat Sahitya Mandir and dignitaries from the world of literature.