P. V. Rajamannar


1901 – 1979


Who was P. V. Rajamannar?

Pakala Venkataramana Rao Rajamannar was an Indian judge and politician who served as the acting Governor of Madras State from 1957 to 1958. P.V. Rajamannar was the first Indian to become Chief Justice of Madras High Court after independence from 1948 to 1961.

In 1969, P.V. Rajamannar was appointed as the Chairman of a 3 member committee P.V. Rajamannar committee to study the State Autonomy and Centre-State relations by the then newly elected DMK government under its Chief Minister Dr. M. Karunanidhi. During the years 1966-1969 P. V Rajamannar was also the Chairman of The Fourth Finance Commission of India.

In addition to his career in Law and administration P. V. Rajamannar was active in Arts and was the first appointed chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi in New Delhi. In 1964, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship the highest honour conferred by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.

Justice P V Rajamannar Salai in K. K. Nagar, Chennai is named in his honour.

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