Kesavananda Bharati, key petitioner in case that led to ‘fundamental construction’ of Constitution doctrine, dies


Kasaragod, September 6

Kesavananda Bharati, a petitioner in a case that led to the Supreme Court evolving the celebrated doctrine of the essential construction of the Constitution, died right here on Sunday.

Police stated the 79-year previous Kerala-based seer Kesavananda Bharati Sripadagalvaru died on the Edaneer Mutt right here as a consequence of age-related illnesses.

“As per the information with us, he passed away at around 3.30 AM on Sunday,” police advised PTI.

The case through which Bharati had challenged a Kerala Land Reform Act almost 4 many years in the past set the precept that the Supreme Court is the guardian of the essential construction of the Constitution and the decision concerned 13 judges the most important bench ever to take a seat within the apex court docket.

The case of Kesavananda Bharati vs State of Kerala was heard for 68 days and continues to carry the highest spot for the longest proceedings ever to have taken place within the high court docket.

The listening to within the case commenced on October 31, 1972, and concluded on March 23, 1973, and it is essentially the most referred to case identify in Indian Constitutional regulation.

When requested in regards to the significance of the decision, former Judge of Madras High Court Justice Ok Chandru advised PTI: “The Kesavananda Bharati case is significant for its ruling that the Constitution can be amended but not the basic structure.” PTI



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