Sampadananda Mishra is a Pondicherry-based Sanskrit scholar from Odisha, specializing in Sanskrit grammar. His expertise is widely acknowledged, and in 2012 he was awarded the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Award for Sanskrit by Pratibha Patil, the President of India at that time.
He received a PhD degree from Utkal University on ‘Sanskrit and the Evolution of Human Speech’. He currently serves as the director of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture, a unit of the Sri Aurobindo Society, where he is involved in a number of Sanskrit-related projects including a 24-hour Sanskrit-language radio station. He regularly conducts workshops, training programs, orientation courses, and talks for students and teachers of Sanskrit, Mantra, Yoga and the Bhagavad Gita. He writes articles in English, Sanskrit, and Odia, and also composes songs and verses.