Supreme Court of India

P. N. Bhagwati

P. N. Bhagwati

The Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.N. Bhagwati; b.21st December,1921; s.of late N.H. Bhagwati; married Prabhavati Shethji; three daughters Parul, Pallavi and Sonali; secured 2nd position in Matriculation in Bombay, graduated in Maths. (Hons.) in Ist class from Elphinstone College, Bombay in 1941; appointed a Fellow of the same college; whilst doing M.A. in Maths. courted arrest during the National Freedom Movement in 1942 and went underground for four months; took his Law Degree in Ist Class from Government Law College, Bombay; practised at the High Court, Bombay; became a Judge of the Gujarat High Court on 21st July, 1960; became Chief Justice of Gujarat on 16th September, 1967; became Judge of the Supreme Court on 17th July, 1973; was Chairman of the Legal Aid Committee appointed by the Government of Gujarat for suggesting ways and means of providing free legal aid and advice to the poor and weaker section of the community; acted as Chairman of the State Legal Aid Committee for running the Pilot Project of free Legal Aid and Advice in Gujarat; Chairman of the Judicial Reforms Committee set up by the Government of Gujarat; Chairman of the Gujarat Kendra of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan; connected with several educational institutions in Ahmedabad; Chairman of the Harilal Bhagwati Institute of Journalism conducted by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Ahmedabad; at one time Member of the Senates of the Gujarat University and the M.S. University at Baroda;Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 12.07.1985. Retired on 20.12.1986.

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