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Tuppil Venkatacharya

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Tuppil Venkatacharya
Born(1924-01-01)January 1, 1924
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
June 9, 2015(2015-06-09) (aged 91)June 9, 2015(2015-06-09) (aged 91)
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Tuppil Venkatacharya (January 1, 1924 – June 9, 2015) was a Sanskrit scholar and Professor Emeritus of Sanskrit at the University of Toronto.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Venkatacharya was born in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.[1]

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Madras in 1949 and his Master of Arts degree from the University of Calcutta in 1952.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Venkatacharya served as a researcher and lecturer at Nalanda University in Bihar, Gauhati University in Assam, and the Istituto per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente in Rome, during which time he also lectured at the Sapienza University of Rome.[1]

In 1963, Venkatacharya was hired as an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, where he would teach in the East Asian Studies department, and later the departments of Sankrit and Indian Studies, Linguistics, and South Asian Studies.[1]

Venkatacharya would remain at the University of Toronto, becoming Emeritus Professor in 1989 and retiring in 1991.[1]

His publications focused on editing and commenting on early Sanskrit texts.[1]

He received an honorary degree from Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha in 1996.[1]

In 2017, the University of Toronto established the Tuppil Venkatacharya Trust, based at the University of Toronto Mississauga, with a mission of supporting "the preservation, dissemination and study of Sanskrit and South Asian heritage and culture at the University of Toronto".[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Venkatacharya, Tuppil". University of Toronto. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  2. "Professor Tuppil Venkatacharya Trust Fund". Professor Tuppil Venkatacharya Trust Fund. Retrieved 2019-05-13.

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