University of Toronto Mississauga
Professor Tuppil Venkatacharya Trust Fund
The Venkatacharya Trust honours the legacy of Professor Tuppil Venkatacharya. The trust fund supports the preservation, dissemination and study of Sanskrit and South Asian heritage and culture at the University of Toronto. It is based in UTM's Centre for South Asian Civilizations.
Over more than five decades in academia, most of them in U of T’s Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Professor Tuppil Venkatacharya earned a reputation as one of the world’s preeminent scholars of classical Sanskrit literature and dramaturgy. A traditionally-trained Sanskrit pandit, he was also a gifted teacher, earning accolades and influencing many young Sanskrit scholars and Indologists around the world. Professor Venkatacharya passed away in 2015.