Bengaluru November 13: RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat today greeted veteran scholar Justice Krishna Iyer on his 100th Birthday.
RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat is on a week-long tour in Karnataka, had congratulated Iyer over a telephonic call from Bengaluru. Mohan Bhawgat in his short message said “Upright persons like him are the icons & mainstay of character of our nation:”
As per Hindu calender system, Today is the 100th Birthday of Justice Krishna Iyer, though date wise birthday is on November 15.
Vaidyanathapura Rama Krishna Iyer, popularly known as Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer, is a former judge in the Supreme Court of India. He was born at Vaidyanathapuram near Palakkad, in Malabar region of Kerala, but grew up at Koyilandy, also in the erstwhile Malabar district. In 1952, he was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly; in 1957, he became a minister in the first Communist government in Kerala, serving until 1959. Having been the minister of law, power, prisons, irrigation and social welfare in the Government of Kerala, he was instrumental in bringing about many significant changes in these sectors. In 1973, he was sworn in as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India; as of 2011, he is the last Supreme Court judge to have previously served as a politician. He was conferred with Padma Vibhushan in the year 1999.