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DR. L. M. SINGHVI ( 1931- 2007)
 Eminent jurist, noted statesman and former Member of Parliament, Dr. 
L. M. Singhvi passed away on October 7, 2007. He was 76 years old ( born November 9, 1931) and survived by his wife, Kamla Singhvi, son, Congress Spokesperson and MP, Dr. Abhishek Singhvi, Senior Advocate, and daughter, Abhilasha.

   Dr. Singhvi was also a prolific author, poet, publicist, linguist, litterateur and patron of art and culture. He was Member of Lok Sabha (1962-1967) and Rajya Sabha (1998-2004) and was Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India. He educated and  associated with different Indian, U.S.A. and U.K. universities. In 1956 Dr. Singhvi attended the International Legal Science Conference under the auspices of UNESCO in Barcelona , Spain. He founded many organizations as The Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies, Human Rights Rectangle, Centre for Human Rights Education and Training, Centre for the Study of Law and Society, the Federalwasm Centre, the Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Centre for Unity of India etc.  
  Dr. Singhvi was elected as President of the Supreme Court Bar Association and a leading Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India and the Founder President of the Supreme Court Bar Association Trust. He was associated with and consulted in the drafting of the constitutions of Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa . He was elected Honorary Tagore Law Professor in 1973 at Calcutta University, and was the Founder- President (now Honorary Patron) of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association, London. He served several international organistion including  U.N. for the Impartiality and Independence of the Judiciary, Justice and received worldwide acclaim in the fora of the United Nations and in the world of law. In recognition of his valuable contribution to Public Law and Public Affairs, the President of India honoured him with the award of “Padma Bhushan” in January 1998. He  also received many international awards.  He was Leader of the Indian Delegation at the UN Human Rights Conference at Vienna in 1993 and the Leader of the Indian Delegation to the inter-governmental conference on Culture and Development in Stockholm . 
       Dr. Singhvi was High Commssioner for India in the United Kingdom from 1991 to 1997. He was elected to the Indian Parliament (Third Lok Sabha) as an Independent Member for 1962- 1967. He was Advocate General from 1970 to 1977. He was the member of the Court of  Jawaharlal Nehru University, Co-Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan International and Chairman of Pravara Mandals for Jamna Lal Bajaj and Jnan Peeth Awards. He was the Chief Patron, Bharat Vikas Parwashad and  Patron, Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology. He was the member of Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague (2000); President Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in place of Smt. Sonia Gandhi (June 21, 2000); Chairman of a National High Level Committee on Person of Indian Origin and Non- Resident Indians; President, Centre for Contemporary Culture;  President World Jain Confederation; President, Vatsal Nidhi; Patron, Veerayatan; Honorary Patron Shri Shanmukhanand Fine Arts Sangeet Sabha Mumbai 2003; Honorary President, World Academy of Vedic Mathematic and International Resource and Research Foundation for Indian Heritage; Honorary Patron, Senior Citizen Forum; President, All India Rajasthani Bhasha Samity and many institutions. He  was appointed as a Member of the UNESCO’s Executive Board from 2002-2005. He was the Chairman, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2003. 
  Dr. Singhvi was a poet and author. His books written in English  Freedom on Trial and A Tale of Three Cities have been widely acclaimed. His publications are : Jain Temples In India and Around the World (2002); A Diplomatic Sojourn (2002); Democracy & Rule of Law; Towards Global Togetherness( 2002); A diplomatic Sojourn (2002) Bharat Aur Hamara Samaya; Towards a New Global Order; A Tale of Three Cities; Freedom on Trial(1991) and The Evening Sun.  


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