K S Hegde's contributions to Judiciary and Parliament remembered

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New Delhi, Oct 1 (UNI) A Number of Kannada people remembered the contributions of former Supreme Court Judge and former Lok Sabha Speaker K S Hegde on his birth centenary today.

The celebrations organised by Dehali Kannadiga, a monthly published from Delhi, recalled the rise of Mr Hegde as a judge in the then Mysore High Court in 1957 and Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in 1966 before getting elevated to the Supreme Court in 1967.

Prior to this he was a member of Rajya Sabha as a member of Congress in 1952. Many of his judgements are widely repected as having far reaching impact.

Mr Hedge was one of those superceded by the Government resulting in his resignation from the Apex Court in 1973. In the 1977 elections Mr Hegde was elected as the Lok Sabha member from Bangalore South defeating Congress titan and former Union Minister Kengal Hanumanthaiah on the Janata Party ticket. He became the Speaker of Lok Sabha after Mr Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy was elected as the President.

As the Speaker, Mr Hegde believed while admitting members notices in the House, the presiding officer should show enlightened accomodation keeping the basic criteria of larger public interest.

He has several publications to his credit including Crisis in Judiciary and Directive Principles.

Dehali Kannadiga Editor M B Samaga urged the creation of an Institute to conduct serious studies on the roles of Judiciary and Parliament to be funded by the Centre and Karnataka Governments as fitting tribute to the contributions made by Mr Hedge to both institutions. His paper would honour an eminent judge from Karnataka in his rememberance.

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