Renowned Sanskrit scholar Vidyavachaspati Bannanje Govindacharya passed away on Sunday due to age-related ailments. According to his family, the 84-year-old breathed his last at his residence at Ambalpady in Karnataka’s Udupi district. He was well-versed in Veda Bhashya, Upanishad Bhashya, Mahabharata, Ramayana and Puranas and has written commentaries on Veda Suktas, Upanishads, Shata Rudriya, Brahma Sutra Bhashya, and Gita Bhashya.He had authored around 150 books and translated several texts from Sanskrit to Kannada.