President awards certificates of honour to 29 scholars

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New Delhi, Aug.15 (ANI): The President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, on Saturday, awarded Certificates of Honour to 29 distinguished scholars of Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian. They are as follows:

SANSKRIT

1.Prof. Kompella Ramasuryanarayana2.Prof. (Dr.) Vachaspati Sharma Tripathi

3.Dr. Ramakant Shukla4. Prof. Vishwa Murti Shastri

5. Dr. N.S. Anatha Rangachar

6. Dr. N. Gopala Panicker

7. Dr. Sudyumna Acharya

8. Prof. Keshao Ramrao Joshi

9. Dr. Bhagaban Panda

10. Dr. (Smt.) Kamal Anand

11. Pt. Badari Prasad Shastri

12. Pt. Annadur Rajagopala Chariar

13. Prof. Ram Chandra Pandey

14. Prof. Ashok Kumar Kalia

15. Dr. Samiran Chandra Chakrabarti

SANSKRIT (INTERNATIONAL)

1. Prof. Sheldon PollockPALI/PRAKRIT

1. Dr. Dharma Chandra JainARABIC

1. Prof. Shabbir Ahmad Nadvi

2. Prof. (Dr.) Shah Abdus Salam

3. Shri Abullais AnsariPERSIAN

1. Prof. (Smt.) Rehana Khatoon

2. Dr. Mohd. Yaseen Quddusi

3. Prof. Syed Mohammad Tariq HasanThe President also awarded the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman to the following scholars of Sanskrit and Persian:-

SANSKRIT

1. Dr. Chandra Bhushan Jha

2. Dr. Malhar Arvind Kulkarni

3. Dr. Sachchidanand Mishra

4. Dr. Narayan Dash

5. Dr. Sashibhusan MishraPERSIAN

1. Dr. Asad Ali KhurshidThe distinction is conferred once a year on the Independence Day in recognition of substantial contribution in the field of Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian. (ANI)

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