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Vice Presidents

Shri M. Hidayatullah

Mohammad Hidayatullah was the eleventh Chief Justice of India, serving from February 25, 1968 to December 16, 1970, and the sixth Vice-President of India, serving from August 20, 1979 to August 20, 1984.
As the Chief Justice of India, he had also served as the Acting President of India from July 20, 1969 to August 24, 1969.

M.A., Barrister-at-law, LL.D. (Honoris Causa) (University of Philippines), D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) (Universities of Bhopal and Kakatiya);
Born on: December 17, 1905
Father's Name: Khan Bahadur Hafiz M. Wilayatuallah
Spouse's Name: Shrimati Pushpa Shah
Positions Held:

Advocate-General, Central Provinces and Berar, 1943-46;
Puisne Judge, 1946-54
Chief Justice, Nagpur High Court, 1954-56;
Chief Justice, Madhya Pradesh High Court, 1956-58;
Puisne Judge, Supreme Court of India, 1958-68;
Chief Justice of India, 1968-70;

President of :

(i) Indian Law Institute, 1968-70,
(ii) International Law Association (Indian Branch), 1968-70,
(iii) Indian Society of International law, 1968-70 and
(iv) Indian Red Cross Society, 1982;
Author of :
(i) Democracy in India and the Judicial Process,
(ii) The South-West Africa Case,
(iii) Judicial Methods,
(iv) A Judge's Miscellany,
(v) USA and India,
(vi) A Judge's Miscellany (Second Series),
(vii) The Fifth and Sixth Schedules to the Constitution of India,
(viii) My Own Boswell (Autobiography) and
(ix) Editor, Mulla's Mahomedan Law and Constitutional Law of India;

Recipient of :

(i) Order of the British Empire, 1946,
(ii) Order of Yugoslav Flag with Sash, 1970,
(iii) Medallion and Plaque of Merit Philconsa, Manila, 1970 and
(iv) Knight of Mark Twain, 1971;

Vice-President of India and ex-officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha, 31-8-1979 to 30-8-1984;
Acting President of India, 20-7-1969 to 23-8-1969 and 6-10-1982 to 31-10-1982.
Died on 18th September, 1992.
 
 

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