Krushna Chandra Panigrahi
|Krushna Chandra Panigrahi|
Khiching, Mayurbhanj, Odisha
|Died||1987 (aged 77–78)|
|Education||M. A. (Ancient History, Sanskrit)|
|Alma mater||Utkal University
University of Calcutta
The village Khiching was the capital of a glorious kingdom ruled by Bhanjdeo dynasty for a long time. Khiching village retains the archaeological remains of the kingdom. Young Krushna Chandra was inspired by the archaeological remains of the kingdom.
Krushna Chandra faced great obstacles in his education. He could start his primary education at the age of 15 only.He was a brilliant student and managed to get scholarships to continue his education.
Krushna Chandra Panigrahi was an eminent Archaeologist.He was a research scholar in the archaeological department of Government of India from 1937 to 1944.He also worked in Orissa Museum as an Archaeologist from 1947 to 1951.
He had an eminent career in archaeology in the department of Archaeology, Government of India(Presently Archeological Survey Of India - ASI ) from 1954 to 1961 as Assistant Superintendent & Superintendent.
Krushna Chandra Panigrahi was a notable historian, archaeologist and literary expert from Orissa. He has authored a large number of articles and books to History & Archeology. In English books his name is mentioned as KRISHNA CHANDRA PANIGRAHI.
His English book Archeological Remains at Bhubaneswar is a masterpiece and has received international recognition. It was a text book in London School of Arts.
He dedicated his career to the research of archaeology, history and literary works.
He received Padmashree, an award by Government of India for his contribution to History & Archaeology. Some people refer to it as INDOLOGY.
Krushna Chandra Panigrahi died in 1987 at the age of 78 years.He had a sad personal life.He had three sons and two daughters.However,He was survived by one son,two daughters and his wife.
2010 was celebrated as the birth centenary year of Krushna Chandra Panigrahi by several universities & archaeologists in India.However,the centenary celebration was eclipsed by the demise of his wife Taramani in December,2010.