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  • Noted Sanskrit scholar Ranganatha Sharma dead

    January 31st, 2014adminArts, Culture & Entertainment, Education


    Mysore :

    Noted Sanskrit Scholar Mahamahopadyaya Dr. Vid. N. Ranganatha Sharma (98) passed away at his son’s residence in Kuvempunagar here early this morning.

    He is survived by two sons — Sadananda, a retired Syndicate Bank Regional Manager and Dr. Nagabushan, a skin specialist at Bangalore — daughters Dr. Sharada and Prof. Jayashree, both residing in the US and a host of relatives and friends. His wife had pre-deceased him several years ago. Last rites were performed at Chirashanthidhama in Gokulam this afternoon, according to family sources.

    Ranganatha Sharma’s Profile: Born to an agricultural family at Nadahalli village in Soraba taluk of Shimoga district on 7.4.1916, Vid. Ranganatha Sharma began his career at Chamarajendra Sanskrit College in Bangalore, where he served for nearly 40 years.

    He was staying at his elder son Sadananda’s residence at Kuvempunagar for the last couple of years.

    A prolific writer, Dr. Ranganatha Sharma was credited with over 80 works, including Kannada translation of Sanskrit version of Valmiki Ramayana and other Sanskrit works on Vishnu Purana, Srimad Bhagavatha, Amarakosha, Bhartruhari etc.

    Among the many awards and prizes he has won include Best Teacher Award both at the State and National level, DVG Memorial Award, Tirupati Sanskrit University Award and Hon. Doctorate from Karnataka Sanskrit University, Bangalore.

    source: / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / January 25th, 2014

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