Madhusudan Amilal Dhaky
Award Name : Padma Bhushan
Year of Award : 2010
Award for : Arts
Location : Wāri, Gujarāt, India
Madhusudan Amilal Dhaky is an architectural and art historian from Gujarat, India. He has written extensively on Jain literature. He was born on 27 July 1927. He has studied geology. He started his career with Central Bank. He has written extensively on architectural and art history, especially Indian temple architecture. He has written several works on Jain literature. His books include The Riddle of the Temple of Somanatha (1974), The Indian temple forms in KarnaÂta inscriptions and architecture (1987), Encyclopaedia of Indian temple architecture with Michael Meister, The Indian temple Traceries (2005), Complexities Surrounding the Vimalavasahi Temple at Mt. Abu (1980), Arhat Parsva and Dharanendra nexus, Nirgranth Aitihasik Lekh-Samuccay, Professor Nirmal Kumar Bose and His Contribution to Indian Temple Architecture: The Pratistha Laksanasamuccaya and the Architecture of Kalinga (1998), The Temples in Kumbhariya (2001), Saptaka (1997), Tamra Shashan (2011). He received Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 2010. He has also received Padma Bhushan in 2010. He has also received Kumar Chandrak in 1974 and Uma Snehrashmi Prize. He has been given lifetime achievement award by Gujarat Itihas Parishad.