P. N. Bhagwati

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P. N. Bhagwati
17th Chief Justice of India
In office
12 July 1985 – 20 December 1986
Appointed byGiani Zail Singh
Preceded byY. V. Chandrachud
Succeeded byR. S. Pathak
Chief Justice, Gujarat High Court
In office
16 August 1967 – 17 July 1973
Personal details
Born(1921-12-21)21 December 1921
Hyderabad, India
Died15 June 2017(2017-06-15) (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.

Bhagwati died on 15 June 2017 at the age of 95 at New Delhi, India from renal failure.[1]

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  1. "PN Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India, dies at 95 after brief illness". Hindustan Times. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.

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