Justice V R Krishna Iyer turns 100

Justice V R Krishna Iyer turned 100 on November 15,2014. Quotes from a couple of tributes:
"Soli Sorabji, former attorney General wrote "..the one essential quality that distinguishes him from his judicial brethren and puts him in a class of his own is compassion, He took human suffering seriously and dispensed justice with compassion which he posessed in abundance. 

     His mission in life can be summed up in the moving poem by Emily Dickinson.

If I can stop one heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I  can ease one life the aching or, cool one pain
Or help one fainting robin unto its nest again
I shall not live in vain."

Swami Agnivesh is also truly eloquent in his summing up of Krishna Iyer.

"Justice Krishna Iyer has done the human species proud by embodying the greatness of our humanity.He reminds us of Marx in his passion for justice,of Lincoln in his commitment to freedom, of Lord Buddha in his oceanic compassion, of Shakespeare in the puissance and felicity of his style and of Gandhiji in his unwavering and spiritually directed pursuit of a life-long mission." 

Richly deserved tributes to a  great personality. I offer my namaskarams to this Great Human Being."

Quotes courtesy: P.P.Ramachandran



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