Satya Vrat Shastri

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Satya Vrat Shastri

Born: 29 September 1930

  • He is a highly decorated Sanskrit scholar, writer, grammarian, and poet from India.
  • He has written three Mahakavyas, three Khandakavyas, one Prabandhakavyas, and one Patrakavya and five works in critical writing in Sanskrit.
  • His important works are Ramakirtimahakavyam, Brahattaram Bharatam, Sribodhisattvacharitam, Vaidika Vyakarana, Sarmanyadesah Sutram Vibhati, and “Discovery of Sanskrit Treasures” in seven volumes.
  • He is currently an honorary professor at the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • He was the Head of the Department of Sanskrit and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Delhi, where he was the Pandit Manmohan Nath Dar Professor of Sanskrit (1970–1995).
  • During his career he has won many national and international awards, including, the Sahitya Akademi Award for Sanskrit, given by Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, in 1968 for his poetry work, Srigurugovindasimhacharitam, then in 2006, he became the first recipient of the Jnanpith award in Sanskrit language (conferred in 2009 by his disciple and Thailand’s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn).

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