Chandravadan Chimanlal Mehta, aka C.C. Mehta was born on 6th April 1901, in Surat. Chandravadan Mehta pioneered in theater & drama studies at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. The world celebrates ‘World Theater Day’ due to him, as he moved a resolution at International Theatre Institute under aegis of UNESCO in 1960 at Vienna conference to make 27th March as the World Theatre Day.
Chandravadan Mehta was also a great poet & also wrote Theme Song of ‘The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda’. He also insisted that only women’s should play role of women character in theater (rangbhoomi), as in that time, both Gujarati & Marathi theaters had male characters playing roles of women. After the movement, women’s from respected families started joining theater.
In 1962, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. Chandravadan Mehta died in 1991. In Vadodara city, the road from Kalaghoda to Fatehgunj has been named under C.C. Mehta.