Gopal Swarup Pathak

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Gopal Swarup Pathak
गोपाल स्वरूप पाठक
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Vice President of India
In office
31 August 1969 – 30 August 1974
President Varahagiri Venkata Giri
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Preceded by Varahagiri Venkata Giri
Succeeded by Basappa Danappa Jatti
Governor of Karnataka
In office
13 May 1967 – 31 August 1969
Chief Minister Siddavanahalli Nijalingappa
Veerendra Patil
Preceded by Varahagiri Venkata Giri
Succeeded by Dharma Vira
Personal details
Born (1896-02-26)26 February 1896
Bareilly, United Provinces, British India
(now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
Died 4 October 1982(1982-10-04) (aged 86)
Political party Independent
Alma mater Allahabad University

Gopal Swarup Pathak (24 February 1896 – 4 October 1982) was the fourth Vice President of India from August 1969 to August 1974.

Born on 26 February 1896 at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, he studied law at Allahabad University .

He was the judge in Allahabad High Court 1945-46, member of Rajya Sabha 1960-66, Union Minister of Law 1966-67, Governor of Mysore state 1967-69 and Chancellor of Mysore University, Bangalore University and Karnataka University. Honored with "Proud Past Alumni" in the list of 42 members, from "Allahabad University Alumni Association", NCR, Ghaziabad (Greater Noida) Chapter 2007-2008 registered under society act 1860 with registration no. 407/2000.[1][2][3]

He died on 4 October 1982. His son R. S. Pathak was Chief Justice of India and one of the three judges from India to have been on the International Court of Justice in The Hague (the other being Nagendra Singh who served as its President from 1985 to 1988).[4]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Varahagiri Venkata Giri
Governor of Karnataka
Succeeded by
Dharma Vira
Vice President of India
Succeeded by
Basappa Danappa Jatti