“Value Time as there is nothing as precious a thing as time, it will never come back to you” This one piece of advice PP Rao gave to every one he came across.
He was born on 1 July 1933, in Mogalicherla Village, Lingasamudram Mandal in the Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh. He completed his B.A. from V.R. College, Nellore, Andhra University and his LL.B. and LL.M. from Osmania University, Hyderabad. Mr. Rao started his career teaching law in the University of Delhi in 1961. He was enrolled as an Advocate by the Bar Council of Delhi in 1967 and thereafter started practice in the Supreme Court. During this time he assisted leading lawyers of the time like H.M. Seervai, M.C. Setalvad, C.K. Daphtary, N.C. Chatterjee, S.V. Gupte, A.K. Sen, Niren De, etc. In February 1969, he became an Advocate-on-Record. He was Advocate-on-Record for the State of Andhra Pradesh and a Junior Standing Counsel for the Central Government before he was designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court in August 1976. He was elected the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association in 1991, and in 2006, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan. On 4 March 2010, he was awarded an LL.D. (Honoris Causa) in recognition of his eminence and contributions to the cause of public-interest.
With Landmark cases like Babri Masjid demolition’and 2G spectrum in his kitty, Shri PP Rao was considered as a top Constitutional Law expert and even judges could not ignore his interpretations.
He was a Friend Philosopher and Guide to Universal. Apart from helping to choose Legal Classics published abroad for taking Licence to publish in India, he recommended many great authors to Universal Law Publishing Co since many decades.
We will always miss a Well-wisher.