Dr. Chandragupta Sridhar Varnekar
After completing his undergraduate degree at Visvesvarayya National Institute of Engineering (now VNIT) in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, Dr Warnekar obtained his postgraduate degree in Computational Sanskrit from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kanpur and his Acharya degree in Computational Sanskrit from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (in IISc). He was the secretary of the Sanskrit Sangha of the same institute. Meanwhile, while doing research at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), and at BHEL, he received guidance from scientists like Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Dr. Abdul Kalam, Dr. Vasant Gowarikar and Dr. Satish Dhawan. Fortunately, Dr Warnekar also arranged for a long cooperation with the famous freedom fighter Mr. Achyut Patvardhan. He received his education in Sanskrit in the traditional manner at home under the guidance of his father and Pragya Bharati and obtained his bachelor's degree. After teaching as a visiting professor in the United States for two years and completing thirty years of teaching in India, he retired as the principal of Cummins College, Pune. In the meantime, he has published many scientific research papers, essays, stories and poems in Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi and English. At present he is holding the post of Secretary of the Institute, along with the publication of the Sanskrit weekly Bhavitavyam. In 2015, he was honored with the Sanskrit Sevavrati Award by the Central Government. Recently, following the orders of the Central Sahitya Akademi, he has authored, 'The Collective Works of Sridhar Bhaskar Warnekar’. He has been continuously contributing contemporary Sanskrit chronicles adorned with distinctive humor in the weekly since 1985, for which distinctive Sanskrit literature, he will soon be here on behalf of Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Academy, the well-respected Maharshi Narad Honor award. He also specializes here in the fundamental computer science topic called "Sanskrit Algorithms".