P. N. Bhagwati
|17th Chief Justice of India|
12 July 1985 – 20 December 1986
|Appointed by||Giani Zail Singh|
|Preceded by||Y. V. Chandrachud|
|Succeeded by||R. S. Pathak|
|Chief Justice, Gujarat High Court|
16 August 1967 – 17 July 1973
|Born||21 December 1921|
|Died||15 June 2017 (aged 95)|
New Delhi, India
Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati (21 December 1921 – 15 June 2017) was an Indian judge. He was the 17th Chief Justice of India, serving from 12 July 1985 until his retirement on 20 December 1986. He introduced the concepts of Public Interest Litigation and Absolute liability in India, and for this reason is held along with Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer, to be a pioneer of judicial activism in the country.
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- "PN Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India, dies at 95 after brief illness". Hindustan Times. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.