A. R. Lakshmanan

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Justice A.R. Lakshmanan
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Judge Supreme Court of India
In office
December 20, 2002 – March 22, 2007
Chairman, 18th Law Commission of India
In office
Personal details
Born 22 March 1942

Arunachalam Chettiar Lakshmanan, B.A., B.L., is a former judge of the Supreme Court of India.[1][2]

He studied in Chennai (Madras). Before his elevation to the Supreme Court in 2002, he served as a judge on the Madras High Court and Kerala High Court. He was also appointed as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court in 2000 and Andhra Pradesh High Court in 2001. He retired in 2007.[3]

He hails from the Nagarathar community and his native is Devakottai, Tamil Nadu. He served as chairman of the Law Commission of India during 2006-2009. He is representing Tamil Nadu in the Mullai Periyar Panel appointed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India. The panel is headed by Justice A.S.Anand.


  1. ^ "Suppressing women will affect progress: judge". The Hindu. 2003-11-29. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  2. ^ Venkatesan, J. (2004-08-10). "Debts Recovery Tribunal gets ISO-9001 certification". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 26 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  3. ^ "Hon'ble Dr. Justice AR. Lakshmanan". Supreme Court of India. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-24.