The three daughters of Vijay Shankar and Girija Mishra from Rewa (MP) were awarded PhD degrees in 2014 at the same Convocation conducted by Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa: Dr Archana Mishra (b Jan 1, 1977) in History, Dr Anjana Mishra (b. June 15, 1982) and Dr Ashu Mishra (b July 12, 1985) both in Environmental Biology.