Former SC Judge Justice K Ramaswamy Passes Away

Former SC Judge Justice K Ramaswamy Passes Away

Justice K. Ramaswamy, former judge of Supreme Court of India, passed away today.

Justice K. Ramaswamy was born on on 13.7.1932, He graduated from W.G.B. College, Bhimavaram, and took graduation in law from Andhra University Law College.

He started his practice on 9.7.1962 and was later elevated as judge of Andhra Pradesh High Court on 29.9.1982. He got elevated as the Judge of Supreme Court of India on 6.10.1989. He retired on 12.7.1997. He had also served as Executive Chairman of National Legal Service Authority and as a member of Human Rights Commission.

One of his notable judgments is that delivered in the case of C. Ravichandran Iyer vs Justice A.M. Bhattacharjee, in which direction and guidelines were laid down in the matter of probing allegations of misconduct against the Judges of High Court and the Supreme Court. In the said judgment, Justice Ramaswamy had said:

"It is, therefore, a basic requirement that a Judge's official and personal conduct be free from impropriety; the same must be in tune with the highest standard of propriety and probity. The standard of conduct is higher than expected of a layman and also higher than expected of an advocate. In fact, even his private life must adhere to high standards of probity and propriety, higher than those deemed acceptable for others. Therefore, the Judge can ill-afford to seek shelter from the fallen standard in the society."

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