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BAI condoles demise of noted jurist N R Madhava Menon

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Bar Association of (BAI) has condoled the demise of noted jurist and law N R Madhava

Menon, 84, died at a hospital in on May 7.

"was a living legend during his lifetime and has now become a permanent shining and guiding star for all of us who are engaged in promoting and strengthening Indian legal education," BAI said in a statement.

Menon, the father of modern legal education, completed 60 years as a in 2019 and was a moving factor in setting up centres in the field of legal education, including of University in Bengaluru.

Bhasin said was invited to become a of Advisors at BAI.

"One can say with daring certainty that no one equal the contribution made by Menon single handedly to promote legal education in A fitting tribute was given to the contribution made by him when Fali Nariman, way back in 1996 observed that jurists like him should be elevated directly to the of India," he said.

The BAI requested to have a full court reference to recognise Menon's contribution to the field of legal education.

It also requested to posthumously award Padma Vibhushan, second-highest civilian award of India, to him.

"We request bar associations and all over the country to incorporate Memorial Lectures on subjects such as legal education, improving the standards of legal profession and the system administration of justice in India," the statement read.

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First Published: Fri, May 10 2019. 20:41 IST