Friday, April 5, 2013

Renowned historian Bratindra Nath Mukherjee passes away

Renowned historian Professor Bratindra Nath Mukherjee, 79, passed away at his residence.

He was a Padma Shri awardee and author of the author of more than 50 books.

His famous books are Greek and Aramaic Edicts of Ashoka , Rise of Kushan Empire and Indian Gold , a book on ancient coins of the country and Numismatic Art of India and Coins of Bengal .

He was an expert in many languages including Sogdian. His knowledge helped him decipher many ancient scripts such as Shell and Kharoshti Brahmi.

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