V. Bhashyam Aiyangar
V. B. Iyengar
|Advocate-General of Madras Presidency (acting)|
|Preceded by||J. H. Spring-Branson|
|Succeeded by||C. A. White|
|Preceded by||C. A. White|
|Succeeded by||J. E. P. Wallis|
|Born||Vembakkam Bhashyam Aiyangar
Vembakkam, Madras Presidency, India
|Died||18 November 1908
Madras Presidency, India
Diwan Bahadur Sir Vembakkam Bhashyam Aiyangar, CIE (January 1844 – 18 November 1908) was an eminent lawyer and jurist who served as the first Indian Advocate-General of Madras Province and also as a Judge of the Madras High Court.
Bhashyam Aiyangar served as the Acting Advocate General of Madras from February 1897 to March 1898 and September 1899 to March 1900. He was the first Indian to hold the post. In February, 1897, Bhashyam Aiyangar was nominated to the Madras Legislative Council as an official member He was nominated for two more terms in November 1899 and March 1900.
In July 1901 Bhashyam Aiyangar was appointed a Judge of the High Court at Madras, in which position he served until 1904.
A statute of Bhashyam Aiyangar was donated by M. S. Nagappa in 1927 and has been installed in the Madras High Court campus, just outside the Madras Bar Association entrance.
Bhashyam Aiyangar had a number of daughters. His third daughter was married to eminent lawyer and freedom fighter S. Srinivasa Iyengar. The Indian independence activist Ambujammal is his granddaughter.
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- Some Madras Leaders. Allahabad: Babu Bishambher Nath Bhargava. 1922.