Bhadriraju Krishnamurti

Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (Telugu: భద్రిరాజు కృష్ణమూర్తి; 19 June 1928 – 11 August 2012) was an eminent Dravidianist and the most respected Indian linguist of his generation: he was the first of the two Indian scholars to become a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh(2004), and only second Indian after S. K. Chatterji to receive an honorary membership from the Linguistic Society of America. He was born in Ongole (Andhra Pradesh). He was Vice Chancellor of Hyderabad Central University from 1986 to 1993. He founded the Department of Linguistics at Osmania University, where he then would serve as professor from 1962 to 1986. His magnum opus The Dravidian Languages is considered a landmark volume in the study of Dravidian linguistics. He was a student and close associate of Murray Barnson Emeneau. He got his A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955 and 1957 respectively. His grandson, Ravi Bhadriraju was the lead guitarist in famous death metal band, Job for a Cowboy.

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