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Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Significant persons in the Indian legal field

Who was the first female advocate in India?

A: Cornelia Sorabji.

Who was the first Bengali, Indian or Asian to be called to the bar in England?

A: Gnanendramohan Tagore.

Who was the first practicing barrister of Indian origin in Calcutta High Court?

A: Manmohun Ghosh.

Who was the first native Indian to be appointed as judge of the Madras High Court and one of the first Indians to have a statue?

A: Sir Thiruvarur Muthuswamy Iyer.

Who was the first Governor of Bihar and Orissa, first Indian Advocate-General of Bengal and first Indian member of the British ministry?

A: Lord Satyendra Prasanna Sinha.

Which Indian lawyer was the first recipient of India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna?

A: Chakravarti Rajagopalachari.

Who was the first Chief Justice of India?

A: Sir Harilal Jekisundas Kania.

Who is the longest-serving Chief Justice in India?

A: Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud. (Nicknamed: Iron Hands)

Who was the first Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court in India?

A: Sir George Barnes Peacock.

Who was the first woman Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court and the first female judge of the Karnataka High Court?

A: Manjula Chellur.

Who was the first female judge of the Supreme court of India and the first Muslim woman to be appointed to any of the higher judiciaries in India?

A: Fathima Beevi.

Who is the first Bengali Transwoman judge of a civil court from West Bengal, India?

A: Joyita Mondal.

Who is the first Indian judge to become a judge of a foreign country and became a Judge of Supreme Court of Fiji?

A: Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur.

In Orissa which Indian lawyer's birthday is celebrated as the Lawyers' Day?

A: Madhusudan Das.

Name the Indian lawyer best known for defending cases of persons accused of terrorism and was defending Faheem Ansari in the 26/11 attacks case and was killed during that time.

A: Shahid Azmi.

Who was the first Indian lawyer to be appointed as Crown Prosecutor by the British Raj?

A: Vellore Lakshmanaswamy Mudaliar Ethiraj.

Which Indian lawyer was regarded as "Mother of Public Interest Litigation"?

A: Pushpa Kapila Hingorani.

Who was the first Indian woman barrister and the first Indian woman lawyer at the Bombay High Court?

A: Mithan Jamshed Lam.

Some lawyers you need to know about-
Shrikant Khandalkar,
Bindu Ammini,
Sadhan Chandra Gupta,
Indira Jaising.

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