With 40 years of his continuous service as regular teacher in Universities at Udaipur and Sagar, Prof. Radhavallabh Tripathi is one of the senior-most professors of Sanskrit in the country. At present he is working as Vice Chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed University) in Delhi. Widely acclaimed for his original contributions to the study of Natyashastra and Sahityashastra, Prof. Tripathi has published 129 books, 187 research papers and critical essays as well as translations of more than 30 Sanskrit plays and some classics from Sanskrit into Hindi. He has received more than 25 national and international awards and honours for his literary contributions, including the Sahitya Akademi Award for Sanskrit Poetry and the Shankar Puraskar of K.K. Birla Trust for his Natyashastravishvakosha (in four volumes). Prof. Tripathi has visited Holland, Austria, Germany, Thailand, UK, Nepal, Bhutan, USA and other countries on various academic assignments. He has delivered more than a dozen keynote addresses and more than 30 special lectures for International/National seminars etc. Gyanayani, a quarterly journal in Hindi, published a special issue devoted to his life and writings.