The Father of the modern legal education in India Prof.NR Madhava Menon passes away. Born in 1935, the 84-year-old Madhava Menon after having been diagnosed with liver cancer several months ago. He worked at the National Judicial Academy as the first director till his retirement in 2006.
Menon has been acknowledged for single-handedly done more for the modern Indian Legal Profession than almost any other lawyer. He founded NLSIU Bangalore, National Judicial Academy Bhopal and NUJS Kolkata, and he has inspired and encouraged thousands of lawyers.
Menon got enrolled as an advocate in Law in Kerala High Court after completing his graduation in law from Kerala University. He joined Aligarh Muslim University in 1960 to complete his Ph(D). During which he served on deputation as Principal of Government Law College, Pondicherry and Secretary of Bar Council of India Trust.
Till his retirement in 2006 Menon worked at the National Judicial Academy as the first director. During his long span of a career, Menon was honoured with the fourth highest Indian civilian award Padma Shri in 2003 and he was also conferred the Living Legend of Law Award by the International Bar Association in 1994 and the Rotary Club Award for Vocational Excellence and the Plaque of Honour from the Bar Council of India.