Prakashchandra Pandurang Shirodkar
Dr Prakāścandra Pāṇḍuraṅga Śiroḍakara, eldest son of late Pāṇḍuraṅga Puruṣottama Śiroḍakara, one of the most prominent freedom fighters of Goa and the first Speaker of the Goa, Daman and Diu Legislative. He worked as the director of Directorate of Archives, Archaeology and Museum, Goa for over two decades. He was also the Executive Editor of the Goa Gazetteer Department for about 20 years. Dr Śiroḍakara had devoted his life for research, and has made valuable contributions in the field of Archeology and History of Goa. He has been the Founder Editor of Colloquium, a research journal of the Goa Institute for Historical and Cultural Research as well as Purābhileka-Purātatva, a research journal of the Directorate of Archives, Archaeology and Museum, Goa (1986–1999). Dr Shirodkar had authored and edited several books and research articles.