M. R. Jayakar

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Mukund Ramrao Jayakar (13 November 1873 - 10 March 1959, Bombay) was first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Poona.

Jayakar had studied LL.B. in Bombay in 1902 and become barrister in 1905 at London. In 1905 he was enrolled as advocate of the Bombay High Court. He was Director of Bombay Chronicle along with Jinnah.

He was a member of the Bombay Legislative Council during 1923-1925, and a leader of the Swaraj Party. He also became member of Central Legislative Assembly. In 1937 he became Judge of Federal Court of India at Delhi and in 1939 a Member of the Privy Council in London. In December 1946, he joined Constituent Assembly of India. He is also chairman of Inaian Road Development Committee, formed in 1927 to report some recommendations in the highway development. [1]

He died on 10 March 1959 at Bombay at the age of 86.[2]

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  1. ^ P. Rajeswar Rao. "M R Jayakar - A Multi-Faced Gem". The Great Indian patriots, Volume 1. 
  2. ^ "Dr M R Jayakar". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 11 March 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2010.