Durga Das Basu (1910–1997) was an Indian jurist and lawyer. He wrote the Commentary on the Constitution of India and Casebook on the Indian Constitutional Law.[1] The former is one of the most important textbooks in social sciences and legal studies related to the Constitution of India.[1][2]

He was born in 1910. Basu was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1985, and nominated as honorary fellow of Asiatic Society in 1994.[3] He died in the year 1997.


  1. ^ a b Basu, Durga Das (2013). Introduction to the Constitution of India (21st ed.). Lexis Nexis. ISBN 978-8180389184.
  2. ^ Pai, Sudhish (1 August 2013). Legends in Law (Our Great Forebears) (1st ed.). Universal Law Publishing. ISBN 9789350352458.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

5. Death https://frontline.thehindu.com/static/html/fl2804/stories/20110225280407400.htm