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Deviprasad Dwivedi

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Deviprasad Dwivedi
Born20 October 1956 (1956-10-20) (age 64)
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Scholar, writer
🏅 Awards
  • Padma Bhushan
  • Padma Shri
  • Aacharya Ratna
  • Chatrapati Sivaji Samman
  • Kashi Gaurav Alankarn
  • Ved Pandit Puraskar
🌐 WebsiteOfficial web site

Deviprasad Dwivedi is an Indian writer and teacher, known for his scholarship in Sanskrit literature.[1] The Government of India honoured Sharma in 2011, with the fourth highest Indian covilian award of the Padma Shri and followed it up with Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award, in 2017.[2]

Biography[edit]

Deviprasad Dwivedi was born on 20 October 1956[3] in Varanasi, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He passed his first master's degree (MA) in Sociology from the Banares Hindu University and followed it up with the degrees of Sahityacharya and Acharya (MA Linguistics) from Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, (SSU) Varanasi. His doctoral degree (PhD) also came from the same university. He has also secured the degree of DLitt from the SSU.[4]

Dwivedi started his career by joining his alma mater as a faculty member and is the Professor of Linguistics, in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Sampurnanand Sanskrit University.[5] He is also the Deputy Director at Yog Sadhana Kendra and Shankrachrya Mandap of the university. A visiting faculty at the Assam University, Dwivedi has assisted many research scholars for their theses. He is also credited with many articles and books, Baudha Darshan Mimansa, Chitra Champu Kavyasya Sasamiksham Sampadanam,[6][7] Sanskrit Dhwani Vigyan, Kavya Shastriya Paribhashik Shabdon Ki Nirukti[8] being a few of them.[3]

Deviprasad Dwivedi has worked as a newscaster for Akashvani and serves as the trustee of Shri Venimadhvapur Trust, Mirzapur and Shri Vishveshwar Trust, Varanasi[3] and as the Acharya of Kashi Vishwanath temple.[5] He has also served Janvarta Hindi Dainik, a local daily, as its Varanasi correspondent.[3] A member of the Discipline Committee of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan,[9] ad a former member of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission,[10] Dwivedi has been nominated as a member of the committee of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign, initiated by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India.[11][12]

Dwivedi has received several honours such as Aacharya Ratna award from the Pazhassi Raja Charitable Trust, Kerala,[13] Ved Pandit Puraskar (1995), Chatrapati Sivaji Samman (2011) and Kashi Gaurav Alankarn (2011).[3] In 2011, he was honored by the Government of India with the civilian award of Padma Shri.[3] He was also honored with the title of Padma Bhushan in 2017.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Sampurnanand Sanskrit University
  • Sanskrit literature
  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan


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References[edit]

  1. "PM India". Prime Minister's Office. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  2. "Padma Bhusan" (PDF). Padma Bhusan. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "SSUV" (PDF). SSUV. 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jan 25, Binay Singh; 2017; Ist, 20:31. "Padma awards: Two scholars from Varanasi get Padma awards". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-01-05.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "TOI". TOI. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  6. Dvivedī, Devīprasāda; Bāṇeśvara Vidyālaṅkāra; Sampūrṇānanda Saṃskr̥ta Viśvavidyālaya (2003). Citracampūkāvyasya sasamīkṣaṃ sampādanam. Vārāṇasyām: Sampāurṇānanda-Saṃskr̥ta-Viśvavidyālaye. ISBN 9788172701086. OCLC 607561459. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  7. "Chitrachampukavyasya Sasamiksham Sampadanam : चित्रचम्पूकाव्यस्य ससमीक्षम् सम्पादनम्". chaukhambapustak.com. Retrieved 2021-01-05.
  8. Dvivedī, Devīprasāda, 1956- (2007). Kāvyaśāstrīya pāribhāshika śabdoṃ kī nirukti (1. saṃskaraṇa ed.). Vārāṇasī: Sampūrṇānanda Saṃskr̥ta Viśvavidyālaya. ISBN 978-8172701901. OCLC 233283810.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  9. "RSS". RSS. 2014. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. "UP Gov appoints four members to the state public service commission". Retrieved 2021-01-05.
  11. "Modi in Varanasi: PM nominates Akhilesh Yadav, Suresh Raina and Raju Srivastav for Clean Ganga drive". India Today. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  12. "Press Information Bureau". Press Information Bureau. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  13. "Banaras is special in itself". Patrika News (in hindi). Retrieved 2021-01-05.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)

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