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P. B. Gajendragadkar

P. B. Gajendragadkar

The Hon'ble Mr. Pralhad Balacharya Gajendragadkar, M.A., LL.B., Chief Justice of India. b. March 16, 1901; Educ. : Satara High School (1911 to 1918); Karnatak Coll. (1918-1920); Deccan Coll. (1920 to 1924); Dakshina Fellow (1922-24); Jhala Vedant Prizeman; Bhagwandas Purshotamdas Sanskrit Scholar (1922-24); Law College, Poona (1924-26). Edited the Hindu Law Quarterly; Sir Lallubhai Shah Lecture Series, Bombay Univ. on Hindu Law of Adoption, 1950; University Extension Lectures on the Hindu Code Bill, Karnatak Univ. 1951; Presided over the Maharashtra Social Conference in 1953 and in 1954; Chairman, Bank Award Commission, March-July, 1955; Chairman of the Committee on the Re-organisation of Legal Education in the University of Delhi-1964. Was a member of the Senate of the Bombay University, Delhi University and the Benaras University. Joined the Legal profession in the Bombay Appellate Side Bar in 1926; Judge Bombay High Court 1945-57; Judge, Supreme Court - 1957; Chief Justice of India from February 1, 1964. Closely connected with Indian Law Institute, New Delhi; Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi; Indian School of International Studies, New Delhi, Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi; Humanist Union, Nainital; Youth Hostels Association of India, New Delhi; General Education Society, Bombay; Shikshan Prasarak Mandali, Poona ; India International Centre, New Delhi and many other educational and social institutions. Publications; Sanskrit Text of Nanda Pandit's Dattaka Mimansa and its English translation; "Law, Liberty and Social Justice" (Asia Publications) - Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Lectures Volume; and many articles and forewords to credit. Retired on 15.03.1966.

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