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Mr. Jitendra B. Shah sambodhi at AD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Tue Feb 29 18:59:40 UTC 2000

Date : 28-2-2000

                A sad demise of Prof. Dalsukhbhai Malvania,
        a, Scholar and Legend of Indian Philosophy and Jain Religion

Prof. Dalsukhbhai malvania has completed his journey on this earth and
passed away in the early morning of 28th Feb.-2000 at his residence in
Ahmedabad. He was 90 years old. He was a Legendary, and a scholar of
Vedic, Buddha, and Jaina Philosophy. He had edited old scriptures of
Buddha philosophy and edited and published many scriptures of Jaina
philosophy. The Grantha like Nyayavatar Vartik Vritti, and Praman
Mimamsa are considered to be an ideal ones. The translation of
Gandharvad and its scholarly preface is his  scholatic evidence. He
started his career as Professor in Banaras Hindu University at Varanasi
and with Pt. Sukhlalji, edited and translated several Granthas there. He
lend his active co-operation in the establishment of Parshwanath
Vidyashram, Jain Sanskruti Vidya mandal and Prakrut Text Society at
Kashi and by doing various activities, became basic foundation stone for
the study of Jaina philosophy. Afterwards, he was appointed as Director
of Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Vidya Mandir at Ahmedabad, remained on the same
post till retirement and during his tenure at this institution, he was
instrumental in achieving international fame to this institution by his
service in the fields of Teachings, Research, and editing of Indian
Philosophy, Religion and Indolgoy. He had presented several scholatie
articles in the conferences held in and out side the country. During his
life-span he had written about 200 articles and guided several scholars
towards obtaining Ph. D. degree. There is an end of traditional Pandit
era of a principal stream line of Indian philosophy in his death.

                                                 Jitendrabhai B. Shah

                                            (Director of L. D. Indology)

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