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       (Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India)

    (Bio-data prepared by the Private Secretary to Hon’ble Justice K.T. Thomas.)

     

                 He had his early education at Baker Memorial Kindergarten school and C.M.S. College High School and C.M.S. College, Kottayam, which is perhaps the oldest educational institution in India.  He graduated from St. Albert’s College at Ernakulam.  He was then elected as Chairman of the College Union.  He took his law degree from Madras Law College. 

     

                He joined the chambers of a senior advocate Mr. Joseph Maliakal, an outstanding advocate who was one of the leaders of the Kottayam Bar. He was enrolled as an advocate in 1960. He set up independent practice very soon and acquired a large practice both on the civil as well as criminal side of the profession. He was engaged by litigants to conduct cases in different courts situated in different parts of Kerala and even outside Kerala.  Twelve junior advocates practised in his chambers.

     

                He was made the leader of the Indian Delegation to attend a world conference on peace held in Texas in 1976 under the auspices of World Alliance of YMCAs.

     

                In 1977 he secured first rank in a selection made directly from the Bar to the post of District and Sessions Judge.  He was the Principal District and Sessions Judge at Trichur, Calicut, Quilon and Trivandrum. In 1985 he was elevated as judge of the High Court of Kerala.  In September 1995 he was appointed  officiating Chief Justice  of Kerala and he held that office for about seven months.

     

                In March 1996 he was elevated as judge of the Supreme Court of India. He was included in the collegium of Supreme Court Judges for selecting persons to be elevated as Supreme Court Judges.  As a judge of the Supreme Court, he rendered very many landmark judgments on Constitutional Law, Criminal Law as also Civil Law.  After retirement the Central Bureau of Investigation published a book containing all the important decisions rendered by him in Criminal Law and termed them as trend setting judgments in India.  On attainment of the age of 65, he retired from Supreme Court. 

     

    The President of India appointed him on the National Human Rights Commission, but he preferred to live his retired life in his home town  in Kerala and hence he declined to join  the Commission.  On the recommendation of the Chief Justice of Kerala, he  was appointed as Chairman of three Committees.  One is to supervise the admissions in all the unaided  professional colleges in Kerala.  The second is to fix the fees in all such professional colleges for next three years.  The third is a commission for suggesting reforms regarding the Performance and Accountability of Policed force in Kerala.  He agreed to accept the Chairmanship of those three Committees without accepting any salary.  The Chief Minister of Kerala acceded to his request to  make his home town, Kottayam as headquarters for the functioning of all those three commissions.

     

                On the Republic Day of  2007 the President of India conferred Padma Bhushan Award on him.  This was presented in the investiture ceremony held at Rashtrapathi Bhavan, New Delhi.  

     

                He has authored seven books.  Honeybees of Solomon (Memoires of the jurist) its Malayalam translation “Solomente Theneechakal”. Mullaperiyar Dam some disclosures, Innocents persecuted in Criminal trials, Physicians treats and God heals  and Jerusalem weeping for her children.(the last four are in Malayalam)  LexisNexis published 33rd Edition of “Ratan Lal’s Indian Penal Code” as edited by Justice K.T. Thomas and Mr. M.A. Rashid, Advocate.