GUWAHATI, Sept 15 - The All Assam Lawyers� Association (AALA) today mourned the demise of Pavani Parameswara Rao, a senior advocate practising in the Supreme Court, who was widely considered as the doyen of Constitutional Law.
In a tribute message, the lawyers� body said the demise of Rao, who had argued in a number of landmark cases before the apex court, has left a major void as the nation lost a Constitutional expert.
Recalling the yeoman�s service rendered by the late Rao in several sectors, AALA said that his contributions in the legal field would always guide the legal experts of the nation.
Rao was a guest lecturer at the national seminar, �Justice delivery system, arrears and its solutions� organised by AALA in November 2016 in Guwahati. �His deliberations as the chief guest in the technical session, mesmerised the august gathering,� a condolence message by AALA president NI Choudhury, working president Bhaba Goswami and general secretary Dipak Kumar Das, stated.
Born in 1933 in Andhra Pradesh, PP Rao was elected as president of the Supreme Court Bar Association in 1991. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2010.
In his illustrious career, Rao had appeared in several leading cases involving interpretation of the Constitution like proclamation of emergency in four BJP-ruled states, post Babri Masjid demolition, Best Bakery Case, capitation fees in educational institutions among others.
He was also the co-author of Emergency and Law along with his senior NC Chatterjee. This apart, he had contributed to several other books on Constitutional laws.