Ardeshir Ruttonji Wadia (1888–1971) was an author from India who was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1961 by Government of India for his contribution to literature.[1][2] He was born in Mumbai in 1888 and studied law. A Parsee, he was educated at St Xavier's College, Wilson College, St Catharine's College, Oxford, and Cambridge University. From 1917 to 1942 he served as Professor and, for 3 years, as Dean at the University of Mysore.[3] He served as a member of Mysore Legislative Council from 1930 to 1931 and from 1942 to 1943. He was a nominated member of Rajya Sabha (the Upper House of Indian Parliament) from 1954 to 1966. He died in 1971.[4]



  1. ^ "Search: Ardeshir Ruttonji Wadia". 22 February 2022. Retrieved 7 August 2022.[failed verification]
  2. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954-2009)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 May 2013.
  3. ^ William Sweet, "Wadia, A.R.," in Biographical Dictionary of British Idealism, ed. W. Sweet (New York: Continuum, 2012), pp 668-672 .
  4. ^ Previous Members Rajya Sabha website.