B. N. Krishnamurthi Sharma
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language of expression: Sanskrit
award received: Sahitya Akademi Award
Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. Bhavani Narayanrao Krishnamurti Sharma (also popularly known as Dr. B.N.K. Sharma) (9 June 1909 - 2 July 2005) is a renowned English and Sanskrit scholar from India. Sharma was Professor and Head of the Department of Sanskrit in Ruparel College, Bombay from (1953-1969). Sharma is one of the foremost exponents of Madhvacharya's school of Dvaita Vedanta. He is the disciple of Satyadhyana Tirtha of Uttaradi Matha. He has authored more than 25 classical works and over 150 research papers on Vedanta in general and Dvaita Vedanta in particular. He has attained international renown and recognition by his scholarly contribution to the Dvaita Vedanta literary treasure. His ‘'History of Dvaita School Of Vedanta And Its Literature'’ is a monumental work which brought him the highest national literary distinction of the Sahitya Academy Award in 1963. Sharma is the recipient of the President of India's Award for Eminent Sanskrit Scholars in 1992 and the Government of Maharashtra's Award for Sanskrit in 1993.
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