Guman Mal Lodha

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Guman Mal Lodha (1926 – 22 March 2009) was the chief justice of Gauhati High Court and former member of Lok Sabha.

Born in 1926 in Nagaur District in Rajasthan, India, Lodha graduated with BCom and LLB degrees at Jaswant College, Jodhpur.[1] He participated in the freedom movement and was imprisoned in 1942. He joined politics and was the President of Rajasthan state unit of Jan Sangh from 1969 to 1971.

Positions held[edit]

  • 1969-71 President, Jan Sangh, Rajasthan
  • 1972-77 Member, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly; Chairman, Committee on Petitions and Committee on Delegated Legislation, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Member, Business Advisory Committee and Panel of Chairman, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly; Leader, Jan Sangh Legislature Party, Rajasthan
  • 1978-88 Judge, Rajasthan High Court
  • 1988 Chief Justice, Gauhati High Court, Guwahati
  • 1989 Elected to Lok Sabha (Ninth)
  • 1989 onwards Member, National Executive, B.J.P.
  • 1989-91 Chairman, Committee on Subordinate Legislation; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Law and Justice
  • 1990-91 Member, General Purposes Committee
  • 1991 Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Tenth)
  • 1992-94 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
  • 1992-96 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
  • 1996 Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) for the third time

Lodha had been a judge in Rajasthan High court and retired as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court. He had also been a worker for the cause of animals and cows in India. He served as the Chairman for Animal Welfare Board of India and National Commission on Cattle.

He died on 22 March 2009, in Ahmedabad (Gujarat) after suffering from cancer for five years. People for Animals (PFA) Haryana Chairman Naresh Kadyan, representative of OIPA in India, announced a "Justice Guman Mal Lodha Memorial National Award" to the former Superintendent of Faridabad Police Srikant Jhadav, IPS.


  1. ^ "lsrj01". Retrieved 2012-02-29. 

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