Senior advocate Chellaiya: —–Dr. A.R. Lakshmanan, as ‘a human and Judge’, displayed ‘Humanness’ and more significantly demonstrated the relevance of sincerity and compassion serving at the Highest Judicial Office in our Nation. *Our Salute, respect and prayers for the departed Souls.*
[8/28, 12:46] Senior Chellaiya: *HOMAGE –
Tragic and grief-stricken*
Arguments before the Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Ruma Paul – the toughest but knowledgeable and benevolent – within a minute, “dismissed” – as usual.
Mine was the 14th item.
The same fate for the earlier 13 items too.
“May I be permitted to take two minutes, my Lord?”
It went on for 13 mts. I only stopped.
“I am grateful, my Lord.”
Interim Stay – the positive reaction from her Lordship!
How about the journey of 13 minutes?
My Lord! How it emanates? How it originates? how it percolates? how it dribbles? how it flows? …….
My wife, Vasanthakumari Chelliah sitting by my side, said : “placing her hand on her cheek, her Lordship was enjoying.” My Counsel on record, Mr. Dinesh Kumar Garg was dumb-struck.
Justice Dr. A.R. Lakshmanan was sitting with her Lordship in the Bench – simply watching – lips motionless. But heart moving.
He sent a word for me to see him after the Court work – waiting for me.
Amazing. None dared to open their mouth after the word “dismissal” comes from her. I must do something for you.
I must sit here my Lord in some form or other. Within a couple of days, I stood before the very same bench as a Panel Senior Counsel for the Govt. of India in the Supreme Court. This was 2005. I served for 3 years. – a good exposure through his Lordships benevolent projection.
In fact, we were facing each other earlier in the Madras High Court as learned friends.
It is his Lordship who took strain to go through our book on *Legal Ethics* (The Role of the Bench & the Bar in the Temple of Justice – a Text Book for the students of law & a Zest Book for all) authored by me and my wife that runs to 600 pages and gave beautiful foreword. The function was presided over by him and the great Judge released the book at the Madras University Auditorium orchestrated by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Ramachandran, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Karpaga Vinayagam, the then CJ of Jharkand, Dr. Vanangamudi, who later became the Vice Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University and the multi-faceted personality, Dr. Iraianbu, IAS.
It is not enough when we say – a great man – a big man etc. Let us cite some incidents to substantiate the great characteristics so that the world also would join us in paying respect to the blessed couple.
Dr. A.R. Lakshmanan, as ‘a human and Judge’, displayed ‘Humanness’ and more significantly demonstrated the relevance of sincerity and compassion serving at the Highest Judicial Office in our Nation.
—- Dr. A.E. Chelliah & family.
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