Speakers at a function paid glowing tributes to Prof. Z. M. Dymshits Russian scholar and linguist, translator of Indian writers’ literary works, laureate of Jawaharlal Nehru Award.
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The commemorative function, jointly organized by the Embassy of the
A Photo Exhibition, depicting the life and career of Prof. Dymshits, was inaugurated on the occasion.
In his welcome address, pointing out that the name of Z. M. Dymshits remains uppermost in the minds of the peoples of
A message from Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, read out on the occasion by Mr. Sergei Karmalito, Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, said that Zalman Movshevich Dymshits was a true “Guru” of Indology, who brought up dozens of diplomats-cum-orientalists. “Myself an alumna of the MGIMO Chair of Indian Languages headed by Z. M. Dymshits for over 20 years, I warmly remember him as a strict pedagogue, wise Master, and a tactful person. A war veteran, he was always generously sharing unique knowledge and vast experience, giving good advice”, the message added. The Russian Foreign Minister hoped that Dymshits’ legacy will further benefit stronger special privileged partnership between
Another message from Academician E. P. Chelyshev, read out on the occasion by Dr. Dmitry Chelyshev, Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, said that this October he would turn 90, and in his reminiscence and friendly remarks about Z. M. Dymshits he would like to emphasize certain traits of his character which enable one to talk of him as an outstanding personality. It is his sincere love for
Paying respectful homage to the outstanding Russian oriental scholar, linguist and a man of very warm and generous heart, Prof. Z.M. Dymshits, H.E. Mr. Alexander M. Kadakin, Ambassador of the
Sharing his impressions, Prof. R. Kumar noted that Prof. Dymshits was a multi-dimensional personality whose significant contributions assumed new dimension in the context of Indo-Russian bilateral cultural cooperation. As a linguist, scholar, teacher, and above all, a wonderful humanist, he brought the peoples of
Describing Prof. Dymshits as a scholar par excellence, Dr. Ganga Prasad Vimal, Eminent Writer and Literacy Critic, said that the future generations both in
Sharing the fond memories of his personal association with the Russian scholar, Mr. Viswanath Mahotra, Chairman, Rajpal & Sons Publishers, gave a brilliant assessment on Prof. Dymshit’s linguistic flair, erudition, teaching ability, compassion for students and earnest approach to Indo-Russian friendship and cooperation.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Yulia E. Ariaeva, Third Secretary, Cultural Section Embassy of the
Proposing a vote of thanks, Ms. Yelena S. Shtapkina, Deputy Director (Culture & Information), RCSC, acknowledged the gesture of the distinguished guests for their valuable assessment on the merits of the Russian Scholar Prof. Dymshits and paying rich tributes to his memory.