Prakashchandra Pandurang Shirodkar, (1941 – 6 May 2021), the eldest son of late Pandurang Purushottam Shirodkar, was an Indian Indologist, archaeologist, writer. His father, Pandurang Shirodkar, was one of the most prominent freedom fighters of Goa, and also served as the first speaker of the Goa, Daman and Diu Legislative Assembly. Prakashchandra Shirodkar worked as the director of Directorate of Archives, Archaeology and Museum of Goa for over two decades. He was also the Executive Editor of the Goa Gazetteer Department for about 20 years. Śiroḍakara had devoted his life to research, and has made valuable contributions in the field of Archeology and History of Goa. He was 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).
In 1993, he discovered rock art engravings on lateritic platforms and granit