13 Jan 2014

Former HC judge dead – The Hindu, 13 January 2014, Kochi

Former judge of the Kerala High Court T.L. Viswanatha Iyer died here on Sunday. He was 82.

Mr. Iyer, who was ailing for some time, died at a private hospital here. The funeral was held at Ravipuram crematorium.

Mr. Iyer was appointed judge at the High Court of Kerala in September 1986 and held the post till 1994. After retiring, he practised law at the Supreme Court and was designated a senior advocate at the court in 1994. Last year, the former judge had been appointed enquiry officer to look into the allegations of sexual harassment of women and children at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry.

He is survived by his wife R. Vijayalakshmi and three children. People from various walks of life paid their last respects to the jurist. Former Supreme Court judge V.R. Krishna Iyer; Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala Justice Manjula Chellur; current and former High Court judges, and Advocate General K.P. Dandapani, were present. 

Staff Reporter

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