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Ram Sharan Sharma Biography »
Ram Sharan Sharma (26 November 1919 – 20 August 2011) was an eminent historian of Ancient and early Medieval India. He taught at Patna University, Delhi University (1973–85) and the University of Toronto and was a senior fellow at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He was University Grants Commission National Fellow (1958–81) and President of Indian History Congress in 1975. It was during the tenure of Professor R. S. Sharma as the Dean of Delhi University's History Department in the 1970s that major expansion of the department took place. He was the founding Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR).