Suresh Gundu Amonkar
Born22 March 1935
Goa, India
8 December 2019 (aged 84)
Spouse(s)Sudha Amonkar
Parent(s)Gundu Sitaram Amonkar Vasantibai Amonkar
AwardsPadma Shri
Jyanpithkar Ravindra Kelekar Award
Goa State Teacher's Award

Suresh Gundu Amonkar (c. 1935 – 8 December 2019)[1] was an Indian educationist, writer, and a Chairman of Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.[2] He served as the director of State Literacy Mission and Adult Education, as the Chief Commissioner of Goa State chapter of the Bharat Scouts and Guides and as the president of the Council of Boards of Secondary Education (COBSE).[3] He translated several classics into Konkani language, including Dhammapada, Tirukkuṛaḷ, Bhagavad Gita, Gospel of John and Dnyaneshwari.[4][5] He was a recipient of the Goa State Teacher's Award and the 2012 Jyanpithkar Ravindra Kelekar Award.[6] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2009, for his contributions to Literature and Education.[7][8]

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  2. ^ "About Us". New Goa High School. 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Kakodkar, Amonkar to get Padma awards". Goa Herald. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Amonkar on Goa University Library". Goa University Library. 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Goa's Padmashree Dr. Suresh Gundu Amonkar on Dr. Jose Pereira and Hinduism". Gmane. 8 August 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Awards announced for Konkani writers". The Hindu. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Assembly Congratulates Kakodkar, Gundu, Kelekar". Daiji World. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2016.