Lokesh Chandra

Lokesh Chandra (1927–) is a renowned scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian and Sino-Japanese Buddhism. He has served as a Member of Parliament, been the Vice-President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. He is presently Director, International Academy of Indian Culture. He has to his credit over 400 works and text editions, among them classics like the Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary, Materials for History of Tibetan Literature, Buddhist Iconography of Tibet, and Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2006.