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Anugoonj Sthapana Diwas- Janapith Puraskar se sammanit Manishiyon se ek mulaqat

Na Bhooto Na Bahvisyati: 'There never was, will never be' - A documentary on the life and works of Dr Satya Vrat Shastri

Thai TV News of HRH Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn who honored Prof. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri on the occasion of his launching 4 new books on Sanskrit language, including "Sanskrit Inscriptions of Thailand" - held at Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand on September 27, 2013

In Memory of Dr. Usha Satyavrat (15th October 1934 - 2nd November 2020)

Four new books by Prof Shastri have been published in 2013. These are shown above and listed below

1. Sanskrit Inscriptions of Thailand by Prof. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri and published in 2013, Vijaya Book, Delhi-32, India

2. Human Values: Definitions and Interpretations by Prof. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri and published in 2013, BharatiyaVidya Mandir, Kolkata-700087 - ISBN: 978-81-89302-45-0

3. Sanskrit Writings of European Scholars by Prof. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri and published in 2013, Vijaya Books, Delhi-110032 - ISBN: 978-81-910948-3-1

4. Charan Vai Madhu Vindati (Sanskrit-Hindi) by Prof. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri and published in 2013, Vijaya Books, Delhi-110032 - ISBN: 978-93-81480-30-4

Prof Shastri Completes the Definitive Translation in Hindi & English


(C) 2013 by Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Kolkata, ISBN: 978-81-89302-42-9

Prof. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri is conferred
by the University of Torino, Italy
on May 3rd, 2012 at the Special Convocation Ceremony
in the Great Hall of the University

The Dean of the Faculty of Letters e Filosofia Prof. Lorenzo Massobrio reading the Announcement


Prof. Shastri Honored with Padma Bhushan

For those not familiar with the highest National Awards of India, the award "Padma Bhushan" is very lofty in deed. I'm proud to attach this new letter from Govt of India, informing my dear friend, Prof Dr Satya Vrat Shastri, of his being awarded, "Padma Bhushan" (He has already been awarded "Padma Shree" years ago). So far his awards in Sanskrit, including recent "Jnanapith", bring his total of awards in Sanskrit to 40. It's another proud day for all Indians.

Audio recording of Prof Shastri on BBC
Jan. 15, 2009

Audio recording of Prof Shastri on All India-Radio
Sept. 8, 2009

Media Coverage Jnanpith Award Ceremony- 19th August, 2009, New Delhi India

Prof Shastri 1st Sanskrit Winner of India's highest academic award, The Jnana-Pith Award. Honored by presence of Thailand's Princess H.R.H. Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Prof. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri's book "Discovery of Sanskrit Treasures" in seven volumes was formally released by Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn at a glittering ceremony in the National Museum Auditorium, New Delhi on November 19, 2005 which was presided over by Dr. Karan Singh, Ex-Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, presenty President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Govt. of India and Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Prof. Shastri conferred D Litt Degree, Honoris Causa from Deccan College, Pune, 2009

Prof Satya Vrat Shastri receiving the 3rd International Sardar Patel Award-2008
From Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel Foundation, New Delhi from His Excellency Shri T N Chaturvedi, former Governor of Karnataka( Left). To the right is Shri Ram Avataar Shastri, the Chairman of the foundation.

Prof Satya Vrat Shastri-Media Coverage for Jnanapith Award announcement
Jan 11, 2009

Prof Shastri awarded D.Lit (H.C.) from Deccan College
30 Jan 2009

News from Navbharat Times
Dec 24, 2008

Congratulations from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Nov 26, 2008

Hindustan Times

Dainik Bhaskar (Bhopal)

Felicitation by Prof Ram Prakash

Rajasthan Patrika Article on Prof Shastri


   "Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri is one of those few scholars of Sanskrit in the country who have made a mark in both the widely different fields  of critical scholarship  and creative composition. His literary  work consists  of some of the most delightful poems, dissertations on some of the toughest problems  of Indology, a humorous skit and a translation from English into Hindi. It is the combination in him of the poet and the critic, the playwright and the translator, the interpreter of the old tradition and the original thinker, that marks him out as one of the most remarkable personalities in the contemporary Sanskrit field." --- Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, Vol. XII, No. 3, 1969.

 ---While at college  one of  Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri's teachers,Prof. K.L.Gautam, said the above of  Dr.Satya Vrat Shastri:"He has been his teachers' pride. The paper  qualifications and the degrees of the University he has attained is but a small  measure of his true worth. He is a stabilized mind, conscious of the great  heights a man is heir to in real life"

 ---While at the University, another of his teachers, Dr.Suryakanta observed :"Satya Vrat Shastri's range of thought is wide and his discernment for what is right and wrong  instinctive. His knowledge  of Sanskrit is deep".

--- Dr.Siddheshwar  Varma, the eminent linguist, once said of him:"Dr.Satya Vrat Shastri has acquired the potentialities for advancing the most profound aspects of  Sanskrit.  He has unusual abilities."

--- Dr.Suniti Kumar Chatterji, another linguist and Indologist  (in theForeword to Dr.Satya  Vrat  Shastri's  The Ramayana - A Linguistic Study")  observed of Dr.Satya Vrat Shastri : `Dr.Satya Vrat Shastri is one of our younger scholars who has already distinguished himself by his researches in different branches of ancient Indian lore.  I have been very favourably impressed by his versatility as well as depth.  He is a finished scholar of Sanskrit verse."

--- Reviewing  Dr.Satya Vrat Shastri's poetry Dr.K.Krishnamoorthy,the eminentcritic, remarked: "Dr.Satya Vrat Shastri's limpid  flow of the verse is unparalleled today. It is a case of inborn genius coupled with complete learning - Pratibha  competing with Vyutpatti."

   "In making any  assessment of Dr.Satya Vrat's achievement as a modern poet,one feels the difficulty of avoiding superlatives. It goes without saying that he has the gift of a great poet, and has qualified himself as a poet of  universal nature. Who knows that one day in future both eastern and western critics my rank him as one of the greatest poets of the World? --- Journal of the Asiatic Society,  Calcutta, Volume XXXV,  No.3, 1993

  "When trying to describe the seemingly limitless academic qualities and contributions to Sanskrit literature of Prof. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri,  suffice it to say that he is the most highly decorated Sanskrit scholar alive today." ---R. S. Brown, GIA, PG.  Dec. 2000

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