Vivian Bose

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Vivian Bose
Judge of Supreme Court of India
In office
05 March 1951 – 08 June 1956
Appointed byPresident
Personal details
Born(1891-06-09)June 9, 1891
DiedNovember 29, 1983(1983-11-29) (aged 92)
ParentsMohun Bose (father) Sir Bipin Krishna Bose(grandfather)

Justice Vivian Bose (also rendered V. V. N. Bose) (June 9, 1891 - November 29, 1983), Judge of the Supreme Court of India, served as the National Commissioner of the Bharat Scouts and Guides from November 1957 to November 1959.

Scouting for native Indians was started by Justice Bose, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Pandit Hridayanath Kunzru, Annie Besant and George Arundale, in 1913.

Justice Bose was a member of the World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 1947 until 1949.

He was also the President of the International Commission of Jurists. Justice Bose is known for breaking new ground in law, the significance of which came to be realized in later years.[1]


The landmark judgement by Vivian Bose J in Virsa Singh v State of Punjab has set an important judicial precedent regarding the applicability of section 300 Thirdly of The Indian Penal Code of 1860.[citation needed]

He was married to Canadian Irene Mott, the author of The Monkey Tree on December 18, 1930. [3] [4]

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Preceded by
Dr. Hridyanath Kunzru
National Commissioners of the Bharat Scouts and Guides
Succeeded by
Professor Madan Mohan