Dr B N K Sharma was born in 1909 into a family of Sanskrit scholars and grew up to become highly educated. He started his career by joining the Annamalai University as a Sanskrit Lecturer. He was the Head of the Department of Sanskrit in Ruparel College, Mumbai from 1953-74.
Dr Sharma has written more than 25 books and over 150 research papers on Vedanta philosophy. Sharma won several awards from the Government of India and also from abroad.