Dr Shankar, Rasala’s General Editor, is one of those unassuming geniuses who quietly do some of the best work in their field. Most of us who know him quickly realise just how talented he is as a Sanskritist. Sanskrit poetry is complex, dense, rigidly structured and requires a knowledge of all kinds of topics that would overwhelm even University Challenge champions, but to Dr Shankar it comes as easily and naturally as a mother tongue.
It is then a great happiness that his talent has now been recognised at the national level with the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman award, announced by the President on Independence Day. Press release here.
Congratulations Dr Shankar, it really couldn’t have been better deserved.