[INDOLOGY] Obituary notice for Prof. K. Mahadeva Sastri

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 18:19:26 UTC 2016

Sad to know.

He was a combination of the rigors of both traditional and modern

I met him whenever I stayed on Sri Krishnadevaraya University campus in the
house of Prof. Salaka Raghunatha Sarma , a great scholar of Sanskrit and
classical Telugu, now staying at Rajahmundry.

He was a combination of gAmbhIrya and priyabhAshaNa.

In days when study of classical Telugu particulary from the perspective of
linguistics is decreasing , this is a great loss.

Om S'Antiss'Antiss'Antiss'Antih.

On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 8:11 PM, Audrey Truschke <audrey.truschke at gmail.com>

> Dear All,
> Some still can't see the attachment. My apologies. Here's the text:
> Dear indologists,
> I inform with a heavy heart the sudden demise of my father Prof.Korada
> Mahadeva Sastri, Professor of Telugu and renowned linguist at Tirupati on
> 11th October. The last rites (10th,11th, 12th day) will be conducted at
> Anantapur.
> Brief bio-data of Prof Mahadeva Sastri :
> Born in 1921 at Machilipatnam, he is a triple Post Graduate, one in
> Economics, the second in Comparative Philology and the third in Telugu. He
> obtained his D. Litt in 1961 for his thesis on ‘Historical Grammar of
> Telugu’ under the guidance of Dr. Suniti Kumar Chatterjee, renowned
>  Linguist, Calcutta University. He started his career as lecturer in the
> Linguistics dept., Annamalai Univ. and later in the Telugu dept of Sri
> Venkateswara Univ. and as was Professor at Sri Krishnadevaraya Univ,
> Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. He was Visiting Professor at the Institute of
> Indology,  Koln University, Germany during 1976-78. He was one of the
> founder members of International School of Dravidian Linguistics,
> Trivendrum.
> His major works :
> 1. Historical Grammar of Telugu, pub by S.V.University, Tirupati,1964 2.
> Descriptive Grammar and Handbook of Modern Telugu, pub. by Franz Steiner
> Verlag, Germany, (2) ‘Andhra Vangmaya Parichayamu,’ an introduction to
> Telugu Literature with the best specimens of Telugu Poetry (4) ‘Bala
> Praudha Vyakarana Dipika,’ a commentary on the traditional Telugu Grammar
> with a philological background and (5) ‘Telugu Vyutpatti Nighantuvu,’ an
> etymological dictionary of native Telugu, pub by Dravid Univ. Kuppam and
> (6) Bhasha-samskruti, collected papers on Telugu language and literature.
> Some of his Research papers : 1 Intensive and Inclusive Compounds in
> Telugu, 2 A Folk Tale in Western Bhojpuri, 3 Language of the Telugu
> Inscriptions of the 12th and 13th centuries, 4 Development of Verbal Forms
> in Modern Telugu, 5 Vedic and Classical Sanskrit, 6 Spontaneous Aspirations
> in Telugu, 7 Prakrit Inscriptions in Buddhist Andhra and 8 Sound Symbolism
> in Telugu.
> Audrey Truschke
> Assistant Professor
> Department of History
> Rutgers University-Newark
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 8:58 AM, Audrey Truschke <
> audrey.truschke at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The attachment did not go through for some the first time. Attached here.
>> Audrey Truschke
>> Assistant Professor
>> Department of History
>> Rutgers University-Newark
>> On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 8:06 AM, Audrey Truschke <
>> audrey.truschke at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Dear Colleagues,
>>> I am forwarding the attached obituary notice of Prof Korada Mahadeva
>>> Sastri, renowned linguist and Prof of Telugu, at the request of his son,
>>> Dr. K. Suryanarayana.
>>> Audrey Truschke (INDOLOGY committee member on duty)
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Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies

FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,

(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )

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