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President of India

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Justice Mohammed Hidayathullah M.A., Barrister-at-law, LL.D. (Honoris Causa) (University of Philippines), D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) (Universities of Bhopal and Kakatiya)

Born on: December 17, 1905

Father's Name: Khan Bahadur Hafiz M. Wilayatuallah

Spouse's Name: Shrimati Pushpa Shah

Positions Held:

Advocate-General, Central Provinces and Berar, 1943-46, Puisne Judge, 1946-54 ,Chief Justice, Nagpur High Court, 1954-56, Chief Justice, Madhya Pradesh High Court, 1956-58; Puisne Judge, Supreme Court of India, 1958-68; Chief Justice of India, 1968-70;

President of :

Indian Law Institute, 1968-70,

International Law Association (Indian Branch), 1968-70

Indian Society of International law, 1968-70

Indian Red Cross Society, 1982

Author of :

Democracy in India and the Judicial Process

The South-West Africa Case

Judicial Methods

A Judge's Miscellany

USA and India

A Judge's Miscellany (Second Series)

The Fifth and Sixth Schedules to the Constitution of India

My Own Boswell (Autobiography)

Editor, Mulla's Mahomedan Law and Constitutional Law of India

Recipient of :

Order of the British Empire, 1946

Order of Yugoslav Flag with Sash, 1970

Medallion and Plaque of Merit Philconsa, Manila, 1970

Knight of Mark Twain, 1971

Vice-President of India and ex-officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha, 31-8-1979 to 30-8-1984

Acting President of India, 20-7-1969 to 23-8-1969 and 6-10-1982 to 31-10-1982.

Died on 18th September, 1992.

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