Dahyabhai Shastri
Vasai Dabhla, Mehsana district, Gujarat, India
Known forSanskrit studies
AwardsPadma Shri
Gujarat State Award

Dahyabhai Shastri is an Indian scholar of Sanskrit and the founder of Brahmarshi Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad.[1][2] He is also a former president of the Gujarat state unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.[3] Born in Vasai Dabhla, a small village in Mehsana district of Gujarat and did his studies in Sanskrit in Ahmedabad and Varanasi, Shastri chairs the Veda Centre, Pardi.[4] He is known for contributions in interpreting Sanskrit grammar and literature and is a recipient of Gujarat State Award.[4] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2016, for his contributions to Literature and education.[5]

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  2. ^ "Dahyabhai Shastri". Hunt News. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Tribute to K.K. Shastri". Organiser. 1 October 2006. Retrieved 5 August 2016.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "3 Gujaratis get Padma Shri". Tatkal News. 26 January 2016. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2016.