DR. SATYAVRAT SHASTRI

Prof. Satya Vrat Shastri is a highly decorated Sanskrit scholar, writer grammarian and poet. He received early education under his father Shri Charu Deva Shastri. Then moved to Varanasi where he studied under Pandit Shukdev Jha and Dr. Siddheshwar Varma. He is Chairman Sanskrit Commission of India, Honorary Professor at the special centre for Sanskrit studies, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Prof. Shastri has an impressive collection of works in Sanskrit to his credit. He has written three Mahakavyas, three Khandkavyas, One Prabandhkavya and One Patrakavya and five works in critical writing in Sanskrit.

His important works are-Ramakirti Mahakavyam, Brhattaram Bharatam, Sribodhisattvacharitam, Vaidika Vyakarana, Sarmanyadesah Sutram Vibhati and Discovery of Sanskrit Treasures in seven volumes. Most important being his rendition from Royal Thai into Sanskrit, of the Thai Version of the Ramayana viz., Sri Ramakriti Mahakavyam, upon royal request and with a Foreword by the Princess of Thailand.

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 works. In 2009 he became the only Sanskrit poet to win the (2006) Jnanpeeth Award for his contributions to the enrichment of the language.

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