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V. R. Krishna Iyer

former judge in the Supreme Court of India

Vaidyanathapura Rama Krishna Iyer (15 November 1914 – 4 December 2014), popularly known as V. R. Krishna Iyer, was an Indian judge in the Supreme Court of India. He was born at Vaidyanathapuram near Palakkad, in Malabar region of Kerala. He served in the Supreme Court from 1973 until his death in 2014.

V.R. Krishna Iyer
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Personal details
Born(1914-11-15)15 November 1914
Palakkad, Malabar district, Madras Presidency, British India
Died4 December 2014(2014-12-04) (aged 100)
Kochi, Kerala, India
AutobiographyWandering in Many Worlds

Iyer died in Kochi, Kerala, India from renal and heart failure, aged 100.[1]


  1. "Leaving a light, Justice Krishna Iyer passes away". thehindu.