Sanjay Kumar Manjul
Archaeologist | Additional Director General of ASI
As the Additional Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India, Dr. Manjul’s remarkable contributions to Indian Archaeology are exemplified through ongoing excavations at Rakhigarhi, Bijnor, Barnawa, and Sinauli. The discovery of the earliest known chariot at Sinauli is hailed as the “Discovery of the Century,” showcased at the National Museum of Modern Art, New Delhi, during the G20 Summit Exhibition titled “Roots and Routes.” Dr. Manjul plays a pivotal role in conserving and preserving centrally protected monuments in North-East India, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh. His endeavors extend to developing archaeological museums and striving for UNESCO nominations for World Heritage Monuments like Nalanda. A multifaceted individual, he is not only an accomplished archaeologist and educator at the Institute of Archaeology but also an artist, actor, fashion designer, poet, explorer, and a proud father.