Considered to be the tallest figure in Modern Legal Education in India, NR Madhava Menon took his last breath at a private hospital on Wednesday. He passed away at the age of 84.
Dr. Menon was unwell and was hospitalised a few days ago.
NR Madhava Menon was the Founder Director of National Law School of India University and National Judicial Academy in Bhopal. He was also the Founder Vice Chancellor of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS).
Started his legal career as an advocate in 1956 at the Kerala High Court, Dr. Menon shifted his base to Delhi, after joining the faculty of Aligarh Muslim University in 1960 and then shifted to Delhi University in 1965, became Professor and Head of the Campus Law Centre.
NR Madhava Menon moved to Bangalore in 1986 at the invitation of Bar Council of India to develop National Law School of India University and start a new model of legal education, which is 5-Year Integrated LL.B. programme
After retirement, Dr. Menon settled down in Delhi and served as the Chairman of the Centre for Development Studies for 2 terms, before calls it a day, a few years ago.
He is survived by wife and son. Last rites of Mr. Menon would take at the state owned crematorium later in the day.