Panditharathnam K P Achutha Pisharody

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Younger brother of K P Narayana Pisharody, who is 105 years old, is a Sanskrit scholar who has dedicated his life to the teaching of Sanskrit Language. Born to Kodikkunnath Thrikkovil Pisharath Narayanikkutti Pisharasiar and Pudusseri Manackal Pasupathi Namboothiri, he is a disciple of Punnasseri Nambi Neelakanda Sarma.

He started his teaching career in 1939 as a Sanskrit Teacher in Peringottukara School, Thriprayar and after working in half a dozen institutions he retired in 1970 and still continuing to teach Sanskrit. He is the recipient of Devipuraskaram from Samoothiri Raja in 2011 and Vishwa Sankrit Prathishtan has conferred Panditharatnam title on him in 2012. He has also received Deviprasadam Award from OMC Trust(Olappamanna). He is the present Kulapathi of Pisharody Samajam.

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