Ramanuja Tatacharya
Navalpakkam S. Ramanuja Tatacharya

Navalpakkam, North Arcot, Tamil Nadu
Died5 June 2017
OccupationSanskrit scholar

Navalpakkam Ramanuja Tatacharya (1928 – 2017) was a Sanskrit scholar from India. He received the Chevalier of Légion d'honneur[1] which is the highest civilian honour of France. He was a researcher at the French Institute of Pondicherry. He was the first Vice Chancellor of the Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, holding the office between 1989–1994.[2] In 2016, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian honour of India for his contribution to the field of Sanskrit literature and education.

Tatacharya was born on 16 April 1928 in the Navalpakkam village in the North Arcot district in Tamil Nadu to U.Ve.N.S. Krishnaswamy Tatacharya and Rajalakshmi.[1] He died on 5 June 2017 in Mumbai.[2]



Original works


  1. ^ a b "For Sanskrit scholar, small salary meant no distractions". The Hindu. 14 July 2012. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Vice-Chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha passes away". The Hans India. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Padma awards 2016 declared: Anupam Kher, Rajinikanth, Vinod Rai, Sania Mirza honoured among others | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". 25 January 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.