Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra

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Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra (born 1943) is a Sanskrit author, poet, lyricist, playwright and a former Vice-Chancellor of the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi.[1][2]

He is the recipient of India's highly prestigious award Padma Shri 2020 for his work in the field of literature and education.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Dronipur in Jaunpur district in Uttar Pradesh, to Pandit Durgaprasad Mishra and Abhiraji Devi. His Dīkṣā Guru is Jagadguru Rāmabhadrācārya, whose epic poem Gītarāmāyaṇam was released by him on 14 January 2011.[1]

Career[edit]

He has served as the head of department of Sanskrit in Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Indonesia, the oldest university of Indonesia.[citation needed]

Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra is the winner of Sahitya Akademi Award for Sanskrit for the year 1988.[5] He is popularly known as Triveṇī Kavi.[2] He has composed many books in Sanskrit, Hindi, English and Bhojpuri.[citation needed]

After retirement, he settled in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.[citation needed]

Works[edit]

His works include:[2]

  • Ikshugandha
  • Aranyani
  • Abhiraja-Yasobhushanam
  • Dhara-Mandaviyam
  • Janaki-Jivanam
  • Madhuparni
  • Samskrit Sahitya Mein Anyokti
  • Sapta-Dhara
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Abhiraja-Sahasrakam
  • Natya-Panchagavyam
  • Natya-Panchamritam
  • Vag-Vadhuti
  • Mridvika
  • Srutimbhara
  • Bali-Dvipe Bharatiya Samskritih
  • Vimsa-Satabdi-Samskrita-Kavyamritam (ed.)
  • Sejarah Kesusatraan Sanskerta (History of Sanskrit in Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Suvarna-Dvipiya Rama-Katha
  • Samskrita-Satakam

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Sahitya Akademi Award for Sanskrit in 1988 for his collection of short stories Ikshugandha.[5]
  • Certificate of Honour from the President of India in 2002.[6]
  • Valmiki Samman[2]
  • Vachaspati Samman[2]
  • Vishva Bharati Samman by Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Sansthan[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sharma, Sushil (February 2011). "Gītarāmāyaṇapraśastiḥ" [Praise of Gītarāmāyaṇam]. Śrītulasīpīṭha Saurabha (in Hindi). Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India: Shri Tulsi Peeth Seva Nyas. 14 (9): 14.
  2. ^ a b c d e Meher, Dr. Harekrishna (7 May 2008), Concept of Gīti and Mātrigītikāñjali Kāvya/Prof. Abhiraja Rajendra Mishra
  3. ^ "Padma Awards 2020 Announced". pib.gov.in.
  4. ^ Desk, The Hindu Net (26 January 2020). "Full list of 2020 Padma awardees". The Hindu.
  5. ^ a b Kartik Chandra Dutt; Sahitya Akademi (1999). Who's who of Indian Writers, 1999: A-M. Sahitya Akademi. p. 754. ISBN 978-81-260-0873-5. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Sanskrit, Arabic scholars honoured". The Hindu. 7 February 2002. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011.
  7. ^ Ganu, Veena; Gadge, Sharada; Karandikar, Renuka, eds. (July 23, 2016). "संस्कृतभवितव्यम्" [The future of Sanskrit] (in Sanskrit). Vol. 66 no. 16. Nagpur: Dr. Chandragupta Warnekar. p. 1. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)