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At the age of 21, Srikanta Sastri married Smt Nagarathnamma at Bellary, Karnataka. The year was 1925. Nagarathnamma hailed from the village of Uruvokonda in the present state of Andhra Pradesh. Her parents were rich landlords near Uruvokonda. She had little education either at the school or university level, but none the less managed to adjust and accommodate herself to the sensibilities of an intellectual giant of the sort of

Dr S.Srikanta Sastri.

Smt Nagarathnamma

 

Dr S.Srikanta Sastri's wife

7 years down the line in 1932, Dr S. Srikanta Sastri had his first child-

which sadly died within a few days of birth. His next issue-a boy by

name Ramaswamy would live upto the age of 18 only to succumb to a heart condition. In this sense, it was tragic that the couple had lost their first two issues. Later on they would successfully parent 5 children in all- two girls and three boys.

His two daughters Smt Balamba and Smt Suvarna were married early on into respectable families. His sons Sri Vijayashankar,

Sri Naganath and Sri Manjunath were well educated and found decent positions at various faculties of work. Out of the five children, only two are alive today. Sadly, the eldest son Sri Vijayashankar, the eldest daughter Smt Balamba and her sister Smt Suvarna passed away recently.

Sadly, Dr S.Srikanta Sastri was plagued by ill health in his later years. After suffering two heart attacks and a debilitating stroke, his ability to work for hours at the desk gradually started waning. After losing his wife (Smt. Nagarathnamma), Dr S.Srikanta Sastri spent his last days at his elder daughter's place in Bangalore. He breathed his last on May 10,1974.

Dr S.Srikanta Sastri

5 November, 1904

Nanjanagud, Mysore

British India

 

10 May 1974

Bangalore

Independent India

 

 

University of Mysore

 

 

B.A., M.A., D.Litt

 

 

Bharathiya Samskruthi

 

Purathatva Shodhane

 

Sources of Karnataka History, Vol I

 

Geopolitics of India and Greater India

 

Early Gangas of Talakad

 

 

 

 

Mysore, India

 

 

 

Srikanthika-Felicitation Volume

 

Kannada Sahitya Parishta Award, 1970

 

Mythic Society Diamond Jubilee Honour

 

Honour by Governor of Karnataka Mohanlal Sukadia

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2 Dr S. Srikanta Sastri - 2 (K. G. Somashekhar) Smt Nagarathnamma (S. Srikanta Sastri's wife)

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Family Tree of Dr S. Srikanta Sastri