May 20, 2002 

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S.K.Pandavath, Pallana, Thrikkunnappuzha, Alappuzha 690515


76-year-old S.K.Pandavath, Pallana, has written the first Malayalam-Sanskrit dictionary.  It was after 18 years of toil that he could complete the tome which contains 65000 Malayalam words and its equivalent Sanskrit words numbering around 100000.  As background work for writing the dictionary, he visited man places and studied various old works on Vedas, Aesthetics and Champus.

“On completion of the dictionary I felt as if a noble son has been born”, says Pandavath.  “It is not easy to convey the joy I felt at that time”.

Although Sanskrit University, Kaladi had agreed to publish the dictionary, this did not materialize for various reasons.  He is now trying to get it published by another agency.

He was earlier a High School teacher and retired from service in 1981.



Courtesy: Ranjith Rajan, Kerala Kaumudi, April 21, 2002

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