M. Patanjali Sastri
|M. Patanjali Sastri|
|Chief Justice of India|
|Born||January 4, 1889|
|Spouse(s)||M. Kamakshi Ammal|
M. Patanjali Sastri B.A., B.L. (born January 4, 1889, date of death unknown), also known as M.P.Sastri or as Mandakolathur Patanjali Sastri 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 High Court of Madras 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.
- Biography at Supreme Court of India website
- 'The Hindu This Day That Age' mentioning the appointment of Patanjali Sastri as the Chief Justice of Supreme Court on Fb 2, 1952
- Mylapore Times article on Palathope--A Lawyer's Enclave
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