1. PN Bhagwati dead at 95: PM Narendra Modi says former CJI gave voice to millions

PN Bhagwati dead at 95: PM Narendra Modi says former CJI gave voice to millions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered the contribution of Former Chief Justice of India (CJI), PN Bhagwati on Thursday night after the news of his passing away broke

By: | New Delhi | Published: June 15, 2017 11:06 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered the contribution of Former Chief Justice of India (CJI), PN Bhagwati on Thursday night after the news of his passing away broke. PM Modi took to Twitter to remember the contribution of PN Bhagwati to India’s judicial system. “Justice PN Bhagwati’s remarkable contributions made our judicial system more accessible & gave voice to millions,” wrote Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter. The Prime Minister added that Bhagwati’s demise is saddening and sent his condolences as well. “The demise of Justice PN Bhagwati is saddening. He was a stalwart of India’s legal fraternity. My deepest condolences,” he said in another tweet.

Meanwhile, BJD leader Baijayant Jay Panda also took to Twitter to express his grief. Panda said Bhagwati’s tenure was one of the most significant in India’s judicial history. “Om Shanti, Rest in Peace Justice PN Bhagwati Former Chief Justice of India whose tenure was one of the most significant, incl intro of PILs,” he wrote. “Justice PN Bhagwati – The man who introduced the concept of public interest litigations.. May his soul rest in peace…,” wrote Naveen Jindal on the micro-blogging website.

Bhagwati is known as the pioneer of judicial activism in the country and also introduced the concept of PILs which are now an integral part of India’s judicial system. Bhagwati, 95, is survived by his wife Prabhavati Bhagwati and three daughters. His funeral will be held on June 17, reported PTI.

Bhagwati was appointed as the 17th Chief Justice of India and remained on the post between July 1985 and December 1986. He also served as the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court and was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court in July 1973. One of the important judgements pronounced by him was in the Maneka Gandhi passport impounding case in 1978 in which he elaborated the concept of the right to life, and ruled that a person’s movement cannot be restricted. He had ruled that a person had full right to hold a passport.

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