|Intro||Indian linguist and author|
|Was||Linguist Author Educator|
|Type||Academia Literature Social science|
|Birth||1 January 1948, Nagpur, Nagpur district, Maharashtra, India|
|Death||8 April 2010, Aligarh, Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India (aged 62 ye|
Ramchandra Siras (1948 – 7 April 2010) was an Indian linguist and author. He was a professor at the Aligarh Muslim University specializing in Marathi literature and head of the Department of Modern Indian Languages. The film Aligarh, directed by Hansal Mehta, is based on his life.
After school in Nagpur, Siras studied psychology and linguistics at Nagpur University in India. In 1985 he got his doctorate in Marathi and a master’s in psychology. He finished university studies and became a professor at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in 1998.
Siras suffered from fits at a young age and was advised against marriage. When considered cured of the condition later in life he was married. The marriage lasted for nearly 20 years but ended in divorce after a long separation.
He wrote several short stories in the Marathi language. In 2002, he received the literary award from Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad for “Paya Khalchi Hirawal” (Grass under my feet).