Former Justice PN Bhagwati of Gujarat High Court passes away at 95 in Delhi. Bhagwati was the 17th Chief Justice of India. He was Padma Vibhushan and the judge who introduced the concept of Public Interest Litigation .

Political leaders send condolences to late shri Bhagwati through twitter.

Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati (21 December 1921 – 15 June 2017) was the 17th Chief Justice of India, serving from 12 July 1985 until his retirement on 20 December 1986. He introduced the concepts of Public Interest Litigation and Absolute liability in India, and for this reason is held along with Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer, to be a pioneer of judicial activism in the country.