K. V. Sampath Kumar

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KV Sampath Kumar (died 30 June 2021) was an editor for Sanskrit newspaper "Sudharma" from Mysuru, Karnataka, India. In 2020, he along with his wife was selected for the Padma Shri honour from the Government of India for his contribution to the field of Literature & Education.[1][2]


Sampath Kumar started his career in Sanskrit journalism by joining his father's Sanskrit newspaper Sudharma and was a law graduate and was Vidwath in Sahithya.[3][4]

Kumar died at the age of 64 on 30 June 2021 following a heart attack.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Padma Awards 2020". padmaawards.gov.in.
  2. ^ "'Sudharma' couple felicitated". Star of Mysore. 3 February 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Padma reward for Karnataka couple's untiring effort". The Hindu. 27 January 2020. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Padma Shri awardees 'Sudharma' editor, his wife feted in Mysuru – Mysuru Today". Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  5. ^ 1 Jul, TNN /; 2021; Ist, 09:48. "Mysuru: Sanskrit daily editor Sampath Kumar dies | Mysuru News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 July 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "Mysuru: Editor of world's only Sanskrit newspaper no more". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 July 2021.

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