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Friday, December 04, 2015

Letter to the Editor


Remembering Rajagopalachari and VR Krisna Iyer

What a tragedy that the much expected case to come to finality on 2 DEC was adjourned to 21 JAN 2016. Should it take such a long adjournment especially when several adjournments were given before. The pensioners to suffer most are those who are in the sun set of their life suffering from aging blues. While jogging on the memory lane I could recollect two instances in the judiciary which still remains fresh in my memory which reflects how sensitive judiciary was in understanding the plight of the litigants contesting the suit:

Erudite C Rajagopalachari while arguing a case received a telegram informing him of the sudden demise of his beloved mother and the bereaved are waiting for him to perform the last rites he being so much engrossed in the arguments did not show any emotion, completed his argument and then left the court.

The other incident which earlier appeared in the Chronicle relates to the people friendly V R Krishna Ayer who sat in the bench hearing the famous Indira Gandhi case sat through the marathon arguments lasting for seven hours did not have the lunch break retired to his chamber to write his judgment at mid night with instructions to the court to keep 1000 copies of the judgment ready knowing that there will be a scramble for it next morning.

When will we see such stalwarts, could it be at least in our life time?

R.K.Viswanathan