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Book On Pt. K.L. Misra Released

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Pt K. L. Misra (Advocate General of Uttar Pradesh, India from 1952 to 1969) was far more than an Advocate.
Sir Auther Quinal Quach, Author:
It is the Englishman who has conquered India but it is only an Indian (K.L. Misra) who has conquered English
Justice S.R. Das, Chief Justice of India
Mr. Misra, why don’t you more often appear in the Supreme Court? In the cases in which you appear it raises the standard of our judgments.
Mr. Sheerwai, Senior Advocate
When Mr. Misra arrived and we had consultations, he was quite. I thought the bulk of the argument is going to fall on my shoulders. But after hearing his brilliant arguments for several days, my feeling is, even if I add something more than what has been submitted, I would only be able to scratch or wash off the beautiful varnish put by him.
Sri. S.N. Mulla, Senior Criminal Advocate
Mr. Misra never clamoured for the front line. He took his seat wherever he found one. But he never knew – it was not the front bench but wherever he sat became the focus of attraction.
Sri Shanti Bhushan, Law Minister Of India and Senior Advocate
He was such a versatile and noble man that the like of him may not be born again.
The reader gets a personal glimpse of Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra – his love for his wife, a poet, a loving father, with eagerness to help and a very tender, calm person at heart with over-flowing love for the family and people around.
Since there was a major gap of around 50 years between father and son – the outlook of the author does give a different view to the towering personality of this great legal luminary and one of the strongly dedicated upholders of the legal institution of India.

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The author, Munindra Misra, is the youngest of the five sons and three daughters of Late Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra.
He has been honoured with a badge and awarded ‘The Top Viewed Author Award’ by Knol – A unit of knowledge of Google in 2011.

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Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra – My Father
ISBN: 1482818566    ISBN-13: 9781482818567
Publisher: Partridge Publishing (AuthorSolutions) – (March 6, 2014)
Paperback: 202 pages
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High Court – Bench and Bar mourn demise of Pt. K.L. Misra

High Court – Bench and Bar mourn demise of Pt. K.L. Misra – 17th Oct. 1975. Northern India Patrika

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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.


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, 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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