is an Institute Chair Professor at the Cell for Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He holds a doctorate in Theoretical Physics, a master’s in Sanskrit and a bachelor’s in Engineering.
His area of research has been primarily focused to bring out the major contributions of Indians, in particular, the Kerala School of Astronomy and Mathematics which flourished in the medieval period. He has been associated with the preparation of edition, translation and detailed explanatory notes of the three most important works of Kerala School, viz. Tantrasaṇgraha, Gaṇitayuktibhāṣā and Karaṇapaddhati, which have brought out the pioneering contributions of Kerala school in the development of mathematics of infinite series as well as proposing better models for describing the motion of the Mercury and Venus — a couple of centuries before their emergence in Europe.
In 2008, he was conferred the prestigious «Maharishi Badarayan Vyas Samman» by the President of India. In 2019 he also got elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy. One of his short video clips posted on the web, pertaining to the computation of Pi, has garnered more than 1.3 million views!