V. S. Malimath was born on June 12, 1929, and died on December 22, 2015.
He was a Chief Justice of Kerala and Karnataka.
Malimath was Chairman of the Central Administrative Tribunal, and then a member of the National Human Rights Commission of India.
He headed the Committee on Reform of Criminal Justice System in India.
Malimath did his primary education from Karnataka.
He then secured First Rank in LL.B. and a post Graduate Diploma in Public International Law from University of London in 1952.
Malimath started his law practice in the High Court of Bombay in 1952.
He moved his practice to Bangalore in 1956.
Malimath state then appointed him Advocate General in 1956.
He rose rapidly through the ranks of the Judiciary.
Malimath was appointed as a Judge of the Karnataka High Court in 1970 and became Chief Justice of the Karnataka Court in 1984.
He was then transferred to Kerala as its Chief Justice in 1985.
Malimath served on the Central Administrative Tribunal as its chair.
He served as a member of the National Human Rights Commission.
After his retirement from the high court, Malimath also headed the Committee on Reform of Criminal Justice System in India.
Malimath was a U.N. Representative to monitor human rights enforcement in Nigeria and Sri Lanka.
The International Bar Association appointed him as part of a fact-finding mission to Sri Lanka to assess the circumstances surrounding a call for a constitutional referendum and its effect on the country’s judiciary.
He was also the chair of the Karnataka Border Protection Committee.
V. S. Malimath passed away at age 86 in December 2016.