Gems of Panegyrics & Felicitations comprising 51 poems, memoirs, reminiscences and tributes is a tender felicitation by a friend Prof. Jagdish Sahai Kulshreshtha, and two disciples Prof. Sushma Kulshreshtha and Dr. Abha Kulshreshtha offered to their venerable Guru Padmashri Prof. A.P. Mishra, a great Doyen of Indian Philosophy, Sanskrit and Indology. Cascade I : Abhinandana-Kadambakam opens with a beautiful bouquet of colourful flowers in the form of a Panegyricon comprising nineteen eulogical and laudatory poems in Sanskrit and English by renowned poets of India, viz., Prof. Ram Karan Sharma, Prof. Prabhakar Narayan Kawthekar, Prof. Jaymant Mishra, Prof. Vidhata Mishra, Prof. Rasaraj Jayadev Jani, Prof. Pushpa Dixit, Prof. Ayodhya Prasad Singh, Prof. Uma Deshpande, Dr. Ramakant Shukla, Dr. Umaraman Jha and Dr. Mithila Prasad Tripathi showered upon their esteemed friend and Guru Prof. A.P. Mishra. Then follows a Sumanomilti, a flower-garland in the form of twentysix memoirs, reminiscences and trubutes penned down by very eminent associates, scholars, friends, admirers and disciples, viz., Padmashri Prof. Sumati Mutatkar, Smt. Kamlesh Kumari Kulshreshtha, Prof. Shridhar Vasishtha, Prof. Sanghasen Singh, Prof. Pushpendra Kumar, Prof. S.P. Singh, Prof. S.G. Kantawala, Prof. Shakuntala Mullick, Prof. Jagdish Sahai Kulshreshtha, Prof. Chandralcant Shulda, Prof. Aruna Mohan and Dr. Kamla Dube. This Vagayantimairi in the form of 51 eulogical and laudatory compositions is being presented to Padmashri Prof. A.P. Mishra on the auspicious occasion of his 90th birth anniversary on Caitra Krsna T.rtiyo, the 10th March, 2012. These compositions bring out several characteristics of his personality and his vast contribution to the field of Sanskrit and Indology. Adyriprasadamigra-Yatobhitsapi paints a marvellous picture of the golden life of a Saint philosopher and scholar Padmashri Prof. A.P. Mishra. This Festschrift is full of zeal and fervour, inspiring and encouraging, and will prove useful to veteran Sanskritists and Indologists, and budding penmen, researchers and students too alike.
PROF. SUSHMA KULSHRESHTHA D.Phil., D. Litt, F.R.A.S. (London) Recipient of President's 'Certificate of Honour' Ex. Visiting University Professor of Sanskrit Ranchi University, Ranchi Former Principal, Daulat Ram College Member, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi
* B.A. (1962) 1st class, Banaras Hindu University; M. A. Sanskrit (1964) Ist class 1st, Vikram University, Ujjain; D.Phil. (1969) Allahabad University; Diploma in Pali Language & Literature (1972) 1st position with Distinction, University of Delhi; Purapetihasacarya Sampurnanand Sanskrit University; D. Litt. (1989) Ranchi University. * Teaching Sanskrit in Daulat Ram•College & University of Delhi since 1966. Guiding M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars since 1970. * Sponsored and nominated by ICHR, ICSSR, UGC, Deptt. of Culture, Ministry of HRD & ICCR., Govt. of India, participated, presented papers and organised panels in VI World Sanskrit Conference at Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia, USA in 1984, VII World Sanskrit Conference at Kern Institute, University of Leiden, the Netherlands in 1987, VIII Conference of the International Association of Buddhist Studies at University of California, Berkeley, USA in 1987, XXXIII International Congress of Asian and North African Studies at University of Toronto, Canada in 1990, VIII World Sanskrit Conference at University of Vienna, Austria in 1990, IX World Sanskrit Conference at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia in 1994, V & VI Sakyadhita International Conference of Buddhist Women at Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1997-98 and at Lumbini, Nepal in 2000 respectively and International Conference on Sanskrit in South East Asia at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand in 2001 and 2005. * Participated in 201 sessions of the World Sanskrit Conference, All India Oriental Conference, Indian Philosophical Congress, Akhila Bharatiya Dargana Parisad, All India Kalidasa Samaroha, U.G.C. Seminars, other National and International Conferences and NCERT workshops and presented papers. * Research Papers : 151 articles and research papers published in reputed Journals, Felicitation and Commemoration volumes in India and abroad. * Elected Member of the Executive Committee of All India Oriental Conference (1976-1986, 1990-2006). Elected President of the Technical Sciences & Fine Arts, Pali & Buddhism and Classical Sanskrit Sections of the 33rd, 36th, 39th, 40th, 41st, 42nd and 43rd AIOC and Jt. Secretary of the 38th AIOC. * Published Books 76 * Awards and Laurels : President's 'Certificate of Honour' Award - 2004 (ii) Sariiskrta Sahitya Puraskara, U.P. Sanskrit Sansthan, Lucknow for the years 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2002 (four times). (iii) Sarilskrta Siksaka Puraskara, Delhi Sanskrit Akademi - 2000 (iv) Banabhatta Sammana, UPSS, Lucknow for the year 2000 (v) Felicitated and presented with a Festschrift entitled 'Susama-Kalagrib : Gems of Literature & Arts' - 2001. (vi) Certificate of Honour, KSD Sanskrit University, Darbhanga - 2002 (vii) All India Research Book Award, Delhi Sanskrit Akademi - 2003 (viii) All India Maulika Sanskrit Racana Award, Delhi Sanskrit Akademi- 2003 (viii) Felicitated in Limca Book of Records-2002,2003, 2004 and 2005 (four times).
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