Vempaty Kutumba Sastry
Professor Vempaty Kutumba Sastry was the Vice-Chancellor of the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Delhi, from 2003 to 2008 and the Sampoornananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi, from 2008 to 2011. In June 2012 he became the Vice-Chancellor of the Sri Somanath Sanskrit University, Veraval, Gujarat, initially for a three-year period. Since 2006 he has been the President of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies. He is incidentally a student of the very first President of the IASS, the late Professor V. Raghavan. He is a member of the governing board of the Wider Association of Vedic Studies. He is on the editorial board of the Indologica Taurinensia, the Journal of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies, published from Torino. Apart from being a Vedic scholar, his interests include philosophy in general and Advaita Vedānta and Sanskrit poetics in particular. His publications include monographs, anthologies, and research papers on Advaita Vedānta. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards from several State Governments in India as well as one from the Windsor University, Canada for promoting Sanskrit studies. Professor Sastry has travelled widely around the world to spread the message of the Vedas and Advaita Vedānta.
Sri Somanath Sanskrit University,
Veraval, Gujarat, India