Indian linguistDied when: 84 years 53 days (1009 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (19 June 1928 – 11 August 2012) was an Indian linguist, specialized in Dravidian languages.He was born in Ongole (Andhra Pradesh).
He was Vice Chancellor of Hyderabad Central University from 1986 to 1993 and founded the Department of Linguistics at Osmania University where he served as professor from 1962 to 1986.
His magnum opus The Dravidian Languages is considered a landmark volume in the study of Dravidian linguistics.Krishnamurti was a student and close associate of Murray Barnson Emeneau.
He got his A.M. and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955 and 1957 respectively.His grandson Ravi Bhadriraju was a rhythm guitarist in the death metal band Job for a Cowboy.