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Vedic scholar passes away

Sri Rangapriya Mahadesikan.  

Sri Rangapriya Mahadesikan attained Mahasamadhi on March 29. Born in Hedathale village, Karnataka, in 1927 he graduated with an M.A. in Sanskrit from Saugar University of Madhya Pradesh, topping the entire Post graduate division which included Mathematics. He was a gold medallist and won over his teachers with his erudition and sincerity.

At the Mysore Maharaja Sanskrit Patashala, he studied Alankara Sastra. He served for over 25 years as the Head of the Department of Sanskrit, at the National College, Basavanagudi, Bangalore.

Rangapriya Mahadesikan was proficient in several languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit. His knowledge of English literature often came in handy to mesmerise his audience.

Swamiji learnt Vedanta and was proficient in Advaita, Visishtadvaita and Dvaita. He believed in taking the best out of every system of philosophy including Budhism and Jainism. He took up Sanyasa at the age of 58.

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