Justice Venkatachaliah

Manepalli Narayana Rao Venkatachaliah, a patron of our judicial foundation was born on October 25, 2009 and served as India’s 25th Chief Justice from 1993-1994.His educational qualification includes a degree not only as a Bachelor of Science, but also a Bachelor in Law, which he earned from the University of Mysore. Furthering his education, he started practicing law in 1951.He was appointed Permanent Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on 6 November 1975; and was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 5 October 1987.He further went on to become the country’s Chief Justice on 12 February 1993, and subsequently retired on 24 October 1994.Post-retirement, he continued his work on anti-corruption and human rights issues, and extended support in 2003 for the launch of the ‘Initiatives of Change Centre for Governance’. He served as the Chairman on National Human Rights Commission from 1996-1998.In 2000, he headed the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution.He is currently serving on the Advisory Board of Foundation for Restoration of National Values, a society which was established in 2008 and one that strives to restore the national and cultural values of India.The following are the honors so far conferred on Justice Venkatachaliah:•    Padma Vibhushan – India’s Second Highest Civilian Honor – from the President of India in 2004.•    Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) – Pondicherry University•    Doctor of Laws (LL.D) (honoris causa) – Manipal University•    Honorary Doctorate – Rani Channamma University, Belgaum