Famous Sanskrit scholar Pandit Ghulam Dastagir Birajdar passed away at Solapur. He was 87 years old. Birajdar is originally from Akkalkot taluka of Solapur. Later he studied the Vedas and became proficient in them. Birajdar has translated the Muslim Brotherhood’s Quran Sharif into Sanskrit. Vedadi-Shodhabodh, Muslim Sanskrit-Sevaka: ‘Vishwabhasha’ Sampadakiya Muktikani, is his book wealth. Birajdar has been honored with more than 18 awards such as National Teacher Award, Maharashtra State Sanskrit Pandit Award.
Vedadi Shodhabodh, Muslim Sanskrit Sevakah, Vishwabhasha Editorial Muktikani, Muslim Sanskrit Studies and other printed accounts are in his name. He had translated the Holy Quran into Sanskrit. He died before the book was published.
In recognition of his Sanskrit service, he has been honored with National Adarsh Shikshak Puraskar, Sanskrit-Panditay Rashtrapati Puraskar, Maharashtra State Sanskrit Pandit Award. He had for some time been the Chairman of the Sanskrit School Textbook Board of the Government of Maharashtra.