Baldev Upadhyaya

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Pandit Baldev Upadhyaya (पण्डित बलदेव उपाध्याय, 1899–1999) was a renowned Hindi, Sanskrit scholar, literary historian, essayist and critic. He penned numerous books, collections of essays and a historical outline of Sanskrit literature. He is noted for discussing Sanskrit literature in the Hindi language. Earlier books related to Sanskrit literature were often written either in Sanskrit or in English.

Life sketch

Acharya Ji was born on 10 October 1899 into a pious Vaishnav Sanatan Dharma family of Brahmins in the village Sonbarsa in the Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh. His father was Pt. Ram Suchit Upadhyaya, who was a great scholar of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa. He had many students in Eastern India as well in Rangoon. His mother, Smt. Murti Devi, was also a pious lady. Upadhyaya's early education was in Govt. High School, Ballia, except for a session 1911-1912, when he was admitted to the 6th standard at Bengali Tola Inter College, Benares. He passed his M.A. from Banaras Hindu University (1922) and Sahityacharya from Govt. Sanskrit College, Benares.

Acharya Ji had two younger brothers Dr. Vasudev Upadhyaya, eminent historian specialiation on Gupta Period, who retired from Patna University as Prof. & Head Deptt. of History and Dr. Krishna Dev Upadhyaya, a Hindi Scholor with specialisation in Bhojpuri Literature, who retired from Govt. Degree College as Prof. & Head Deptt. of Hindi.

Achrya Ji was got married with Shivmuni......
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