High Court – Bench and Bar mourn demise of Pt. K.L. Misra – 17th Oct. 1975. Northern India Patrika
From our Staff Reporter
ALLAHABAD, Oct. 16
A full court reference was made today, in the court room of the Chief Justice, to mourn the death of Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra, former Advocate General of the state of Uttar Pradesh, an eminent senior member of the Allahabad High Court Bar and a legal luminary of the country.
The reference was made at 3 p.m. The Full Bench was presided over by Mr. Justice G.C. Mathur, senior-most judge, as the Chief Jusitce Mr. K.B. Asthana was away from Allahabad.
Pt. K.L. Misra used to speak on behalf of the Bar Association in the capacity of a President on the occasion of either welcoming a judge on the Bench, or bidding farewell to a retiring judge or on similar occasions of sad demise of a member of the Bench or Bar. He always provided the audience with his magical selection of words and with prose talked musically. This was a sad occasion when Pt. Misra had departed and the reference was made to mourn the irreparable loss and to pay rich tributes to the memory of the departed soul. Pt. Misra was adored as a great human being, a scholar, and a jurist. His calm unruffled temperament and pleasing manners earned him a place amongst the topmost citizens of the country. He was a voracious reader and knew many languages. He would remain a concern of posterity. Pt. Misra was an institution in himself.
This reference was made in the court room of the Chief Justice packed to its capacity with lawyers, staff and litigants.
SHRI S.N. KAKKAR
Speaking on the occasion Shri S.N. Kakkar, Advocate General U.P., said that it would be difficult to fill the void created in the sad demise of Pt. K.L. Misra. He recalled that Shri Misra gave this court his protection and the history of this court was the history written with the progress of Shri K.L. Misra. He referred that at the persuasion of late G.B. Pant and Late K.N. Katju he accepted the office of Advocate General of U.P. He was the tallest personality of this High Court, his advocacy had no parallel in this country with unmatched power of persuasion. He was at his best when he was arguing a very weak case or suddenly facing a ticklish point of law or when he was facing a hostile bench. He always took pains in making copious notes of his case. His way of conducting a case was a matter of education to others. Problems used to resolve itself by his magic touch. Shri Misra was a great lover of fine arts and a pro9tector of many institutions. Shri Kakkar extended his condolences on behalf of the Government Advocates to the members of the bereaved family.
SHRI S.N. MULLA
Shri S.N. Mulla, President of the Allahabad High Court Bar Association, paid glowing tributes in the head and heart of Pt. K.L. Misra. Shri Mulla said that Pt. Misra was the pride and jewel of Allahabad High Court Bar. He was known as a great lawyer both in this country and abroad. He was an example to austerity and never made any show of his own qualities. He was helpful to the members of the Bar as a head of family. His death has created a void of which there is no visible substitute. He conveyed the message of condolence on behalf of the members of the Bar Association to the members of the bereaved family.
Mr. Justice G.C. Mathur on behalf of the members of the Bench conveyed his condolences to the members of the bereaved family. Pt. K.L. Misra made his mark by his brilliance not only in the Bar of this State but in the Bar of other States. He was a great lawyer and the leader of the Bar.
At an emergent general meeting of the H.C. Bar Association the following resolution was passed:
`hat this emergent general meeting of the High Court Association places on record its greatest sense of sorrow and grief on the sad demise of our former President Pt. K.L. Misra. His loss to the Association is irreparable. He had been the beacon light of our Association for the last half century.
May his soul rest in peace’
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