Index by Birth Year
Sekhar (Pathani Samanta)
* 1835 Khandapada/India
Samanta Chandra Sekhar, popularly known as Pathani Samanta,
was a great Indian naked eye astronomer and scholar
who measured the distance from earth with a bamboo pipe
and many other traditional instruments that he built.
This earned him the "Mahamahopadhyaya" award in 1893.
His observations, research and calculations were compiled
into a book Siddhanta Darpana which has verses written in Sanskrit
in Odia script.
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