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Kala Nath Shastry

Renowned Linguist and Sanskrit/ English Scholar

1936   -  

country of citizenship: India, British Raj
language of expression: Hindi, Sanskrit
occupation: linguist, poet
award received: Sahitya Akademi Award

Devarshi Kala Nath Shastry, (b. 15 July 1936 at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India) is a Sanskrit scholar honoured by the President of India (1998). He is an Indologist and a prolific writer of Sanskrit, Hindi and English, and a well-known linguist, who has contributed to the campaign of evolving technical terminology in Indian languages and ensuring a respectable status to Hindi, the official language of his state and the Indian union.
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