T. V. R. Tatachari

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T. V. R. Tatachari
Chief Justice of Delhi High Court
In office
4 June 1974 – 16 October 1978
Preceded by Narain Andley
Succeeded by V. S. Deshpande
Personal details
Born 16 October 1916
Vijayanagaram, AP, India
Died 1 June 2001(2001-06-01) (aged 84)
New Delhi, India
Spouse(s) Ranganayaki Vinjamuri

Justice T. V. R. Tatachari BSc, B.L. (16 October 1916 – 1 June 2001) was Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. He was a highly Stotriya Vaishnava Scholar and belonged to one of Srimat Tirumala families settled in Vizianagaram.[1]

He graduated (B.Sc.) from Maharajah's College, Vizianagaram in 1935 and completed a Bachelor of Law degree from University of Madras in 1938. He was enrolled as Advocate in the High Court of Madras on 26 February 1940 and practiced in the Madras High Court. He was appointed as Part-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Law of the Delhi University in November 1963. Soon after he was appointed as Judge of the Delhi High Court on 4 January 1967. On 4 June 1974 he was appointed as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. He was retired on 16 October 1978.

During his tenure as Chief Justice, a new building of the Delhi High Court was inaugurated in New Delhi by President of India Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed on 26 September 1976.[2] In 1983, he was called out of retirement to serve as the first Lokayuka of Himachal Pradesh and was deputed to Shimla where he served for four years. Subsequent to that role he retired and continued to stay at his New Delhi residence until his death on 1 June 2001.


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