K. N. Pandita, also known as Kashi Nath Pandita (born 1929), is an Indian Kashmiri scholar in Persian and Central Asian Studies.[1][2]

Early life and education

Born in Jammu & Kashmir, Pandita studied and worked at Panjab University and University of Tehran, taught at the University of Kashmir and was the former professor and director at the Center of Central Asian Studies at the University of Kashmir.[3] He was awarded UGC Emeritus Fellowship in Central Asian Studies 1978–88, and was awarded by the President and Vice President of India in 1985 and 1987 (respectively) for his academic attainments.[citation needed]


He was a recipient of the Padma Shri in literature and education in 2017.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Padma Shri for Prof KN Pandita". The Tribune (Chandigarh). 26 January 2017.
  2. ^ "World People's Blog: Kashi Nath Pandita". word.world-citizenship.org.
  3. ^ Muḥammad, A. K., & Pandit, K. N. (2009). A Muslim missionary in mediaeval Kashmir: Being the English translation of Tohfatu'l-ahbab. New Delhi: Voice of India.