Monday, April 12, 2010

Eminent Legal Personality | Justice K Subba Rao

  • Full Name Justice Koka Subba Rao
  • Born on July 15, 1902.
  • His father was a lawyer, died early.
  • His Education B.A., B.L.
  • He was good sportsman and ever helpful to his friends.
  • Practised in Madras High Court, from 1926
  • He joined the office of his father-in-law, P.Venkata Raman Rao Naidu, who was junior of the Andhra Kesari Prakasam Pantulu.
  • When Sri Venkateswara University was established at Tirupati in 1954, Subbarao became its first Chancellor and remained in the position till the University Act was amended restoring the Chancellorship to the Governor.
  • He was recruited as District Munsif and worked for few months in Bapatla, Guntur district.
  • Appointed as Judge, Madras High Court, March 1948 - July 1954
  • Chief Justice, Andhra High Court, Guntur, July 5, 1954 - October 31, 1956
  • Chief Justice Andhra Pradesh High Court, November 1, 1956 - January 1958
  • Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court, since January 31, 1958.
  • Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 30.06.1966.
  • Retired on 11.04.1967.
  • He has contested for the President of India in 1967 as a candidate of united opposition parties.
  • He lost the elections to Zakir Husain.
  • Bangalore University honoured him with Doctorate.
  • He died on May 6, 1976,
  • His judgements are ever remembered whenever the fundamental rights of the citizens are challenged.
Wikipedia, Supreme Court of India


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