Born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. M.A., Barrister-at-law, LL.D. (Honoris Causa) (University of Philippines), D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) (Universities of Bhopal and Kakatiya).
Was Advocate-General, Central Provinces and Berar; Puisne Judge; Chief Justice of Nagpur, Madhya Pradesh High Courts; Puisne Judge, Supreme Court of India; Chief Justice of India.
President of: Indian Law Institute, International Law Association (Indian Branch), Indian Society of International law, and Indian Red C ....