M. Patanjali Sastri

Judge

1889 –

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Who is M. Patanjali Sastri?

Mandakolathur Patanjali Sastri B.A., B.L. was the second Chief Justice of India, serving in the post from 7 November 1951 to 3 January 1954.

He was the son of Pandit Krishna Sastri, senior Sanskrit pandit of Pachaiyappa's College, Madras. He graduated in B.A., B.L. from Madras University before taking to advocacy as a profession. He practised as a lawyer in the Madras High Court for some time before being elevated to the Bench on March 15, 1939. On December 6, 1947, he was made a judge of the Supreme Court and served as a judge and later Chief Justice of India till 3 January 1954.

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Born
Jan 4, 1889
Madras Presidency
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  • India
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on July 23, 2013

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