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R. Kesava Aiyangar

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R. Kesava Aiyangar was a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India. He practiced law for over 75 years both at the Supreme Court of India as well as at the High Court of Madras. He was born in 1892 in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu in India. He played an important role in the framing of the format of the Writ Petition in the courts of India. He was a widely recognized exponent of the Hindu law and was also one of the longest serving lawyers in the country. Apart from being a Senior lawyer, he was also a highly respected scholar of both Sanskrit and Tamil. He served as the president of the Tamil sangam in Triplicane for over three years. Some of his works written during the time includes Parthasarathymalai, Thirupadugamalai and Andalmalai. In 1974, a book named 'Vedanta Desika's satadushani' of Srivatsankacharya was released. It carried an exhaustive introduction of high scholarly value by R. Kesava Aiyangar. But his magnum opus is the work in Tamil about Thirukkural of Thiruvalluvar called Valluvar Ullam. This highly controversial work disputed the claims of the scholars of the Dravidian Movement that Thirukkural is completely independent of the Vedic thoughts and of  ( Wikipedia article )

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1892

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