A. H. Salunkhe

Dr. A. H. Salunkhe in April 2012

A. H. Salunkhe, popularly known as Aa.Ha. Salunkhe, is a prominent Marathi author and social activist related to Satya Shodhak Samaj. He is a Sanskrit scholar, theologian, and poet from Maharashtra, India. He is closely related to the Shivdharma movement. He is the president of Maharashtra State Cultural Policy Draft Committee.


Born in a small farmer family at Khadewadi in Sangli district, he completed his graduation from Shivaji Vidyapeeth with first class first in Sanskrit. He also secured first rank in MA Sanskrit & Marathi and then earned a Ph.D. in Sanskrit. He worked as a Head of Department in a college in Satara. He was one of the National scholarship holders. He was art faculty dean at the Shivaji University, Kolhapur. There he was member of the academic council. He is also awarded as Rashtrabhasha Pandit.


Salunkhe was awarded the Bhai Madhavrao Bagal award in 2007, instituted by the Madhavraoji Bagal Vidhyapeeth, Kolhapur.




  1. "Dr Salunkhe gets Bhai Madhavrao Bagal award". One India News. 22 May 2007.
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