Nagendra Singh

Judge, Deceased Person

1914 – 1988

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Who was Nagendra Singh?

Maharaj Sri Nagendra Singh was president of the International Court of Justice

Singh served on the United Nations International Law Commission from 1967 to 1972. He joined the International Court of Justice in 1973 and was its presiding judge between February 1985 and February 1988. He was appointed representative in UNO assembly in 1966, 1969, 1975. He was also elected secretary in international bar association, and served as Chief Election Commissioner of India.

He was awarded the Kama award in 1938.

He was born into the Rajput Sisodia Royal family of Dungarpur, Rajasthan in India as the third son of Maharaja Sri Sir Bijaya Singh, and Maharani Devendra Kunwar Sahiba. He rose through the Indian civil service becoming secretary to the president between 1966 and 1972. He earlier served as Regional Commissioner of Eastern States, member of Constituent Assembly of India, joint secretary in India's Defense Ministry, Director-General of Transport and special secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

He also served as Chief Election Commissioner of India serving from 1 October 1972 to 6 February 1973

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Mar 18, 1914
Also known as
  • Judge Nagendra Singh
  • India
Lived in
  • Rajasthan
Dec 11, 1988
The Hague

on July 23, 2013


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