Vincenc Lesny (1882 -1953)
Indologist, Vincenc Lesny, was a professor of Indology and Iramian studies
at Charles University of Prague. He was a student of Moriz Winternitz.
Rabindranath met him on his visit to Czechoslovakia in 1920. When Winternitz
joined Visva-Bharati as a Visiting Professor in 1923, Lesny taught German
to the students at Visva-Bharati while he learnt Bengali himself. He had
already mastered the Sanskrit language before coming to Santiniketan.