Satya Vrat Shastri

Jnanpith Award recipient in Sanskrit. Indian academic

Satya Vrat Shastri (29 September 1930 – 14 November 2021) was an Indian Sanskrit scholar, writer and poet.[1]

Satya Vrat Shastri
Prof Satya Vrat Shastri in 2013.jpg
Born(1930-09-29)29 September 1930
Died14 November 2021(2021-11-14) (aged 91)
Occupationscholar, academic, poet, literary critic
Alma materPunjab University, Banaras Hindu University
Notable awards1968: Sahitya Akademi Award
2006: Jnanpith Award

He was an honorary professor at the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was the Head of the Department of Sanskrit.[2][3]


  1. 41st and 42nd Jnanpith Awards, Official Press release Archived 15 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Sanskrit poet gets Jnanpith award". The Times of India. 20 August 2009. Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  3. "Sanskrit's first Jnanpith winner is a 'poet by instinct'". The Indian Express. 14 January 2009.