Padma Shri Dr Rama Kant Shukla, a profound Sanskrit and Hindi Scholar, has passed away in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh(UP). He was born in Khurja city in Bulandshahr district, UP. Dr Rama Kant Shukla is the founder and general secretary of Devavani Parishad in Delhi, and the founding chairman and editor of “Arvacinasamskrtam”, a quarterly journal in Sanskrit. He was conferred the titles of Sanskrit Rashtrakavi, Kaviratna, and Kavi Siromani by literary and Sanskrit organizations.
- The Government of India(GoI) honoured him with Padma Shri in 2013 for literature and education.
- In 2009, He was honoured with the President’s Award under the Sanskrit category.
- He has also received the Sahitya Academy Award in 2018 under Sanskrit Category for poetry “Mama Janani”.
- He has also been honoured with the UP Government’s State Award; Sanskrit Rashtrakavi; Kalidas Samman; Delhi Sanskrit Academy’s Akhil Bharatiya Maulika Sanskrit Rachana Puraskara, the Sanskrit Samaradhaka Puraskara, and others.
Books: He has authored several books of poetry, and studies of Sanskrit texts and Indology.