[Advaita-l] Passing away of a scholar

Swamisarvabhutananda swami.sarvabhutananda at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 18:20:11 CDT 2013


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> On 30-Sep-2013, at 10:12 pm, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I am sad to report that my uncle and great Advaita scholar Shri Dr. C. N.
> Deshpande passed away about a month ago at the age of 93. He was a close
> disciple of Samarth Sadguru Shri Ganapat Rao Maharaj of Kannur. Please see
> the following website for details of the Sadguru and teachings:
> http://www.shantikuteer.org/page.php?pi=3
> My uncle translated many key works from Marathi to Kannada, including the
> Jnaneshwari and the hagiography of Shri Ganapat Rao Maharaj. Prior to
> retirement, he taught Sanskrit at Karnatak University in Dharwad. Some of
> his students recollect his absolute mastery over Kalidasa's plays.  He was
> also a key contributor of many articles on Advaita in Kannada periodicals.
> He played a vital role in the growth of the Advaiti Prabodhaka Sangha in
> the Hubli-Dharwad area.
> His lectures on the Panchadashi and various topics in Vedanta were very
> popular among people of the area.
> Anand
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