Today Mother India is in tears to see its greatest heritage “Sanskrit” sinking into oblivion as only 14135 people have been found to be associated with Sanskrit as their native language. Hence, the objective of this study is to explore all the major affective factors that attributed to the decay of Sanskrit and putting this most revered language in deplorable condition and doleful state. In attaining the stated objective, the study employed unstructured interview (with 15 Sanskrit scholars) and content analysis as two primary data gathering tools. As for data analysis, the study used descriptive statistics and analytic induction. The study revealed 12 affective factors that caused degeneration of Sanskrit. Five of them are worth mentioning here. (i) Subjugation of Indian Philosophy, (ii) Lack of Career Prospect (iii) Confinement of Sanskrit to Brahmins, (iv) Political Bias, and (v) Spreading Myths about Complexity of Sanskrit.