Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 10:
Renowned educationist and former Vice Chancellor of Jagannath Sanskrit University Trilochan Mishra passed away at his Sahid Nagar residence of Odisha capital last night.
He was 92 and was suffering from various health ailments pertaining to old age.
Many academicians, government officials and locals paid their last tributes to Mishra at his residence after the news of his death broke out.
Mishra started his career as a professor of English in 1947 and discharged his duties in various capacities as an Orissa Education Service (OES) officer from 1948 till 1983. He was the Principal of Bhadrak College, Ravenshaw University and was the Vice Chancellor of Puri based Jagannath Sanskrit University during his long illustrious career.
Even though primarily he was a professor of English, he had deep knowledge in Sanskrit and Philosophy. His book – ‘Sanskrit: the language and learning’, is used as a reference guide in various foreign universities across the world.
He was conferred D.Litt by Utkal University, Ravenshaw University and Jagannath Sanskrit University for his research papers.