Bagyalakshmi Subrahmaniam, a resident of R. A. Puram for more than six decades, was awarded the IRIS Sanskrit Award for popularisation of Sanskrit by The Institute for Research and Interdisciplinary Studies at an event held in the city recently.
Bagyalakshmi, a septuagenarian, has been teaching Sanskrit, free of cost, for more than 35 years. She is a student of Seshadri Nathan and Dr. Krishnamurthy Sastrigal, retired principals of Sanskrit College, Goda Venkateshwara Sastri and Prof. K. Thangaswamy. She holds the titles of Sahitya Sironmani and Vedanta Sironmani in Sanskrit.
More than 500 students have been trained by her, several of them have been awarded doctorate degrees in Sanskrit. She was also awarded the ‘Best teacher’ award by Sringeri Mutt and Giri Veda Samskrita Patasala in 2004. She is a resident of Venkatakrishna Road, R. A. Puram. Ph: 24613428.