|25th Chief Justice of India|
12 February 1993 – 24 October 1994
|Appointed by||Shankar Dayal Sharma|
|Preceded by||L.M. Sharma|
|Succeeded by||A.M. Ahmadi|
|2nd Chairman National Human Rights Commission|
26 November 1996 – 24 October 1999
|Born||25 October 1929|
Manepalli Narayanarao Venkatachaliah (born 25 October 1929) was the 25th Chief Justice of India. He served as Chief Justice from 1993 to 1994. He currently serves as the Chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed University) and on the Advisory Board of Foundation for Restoration of National Values, a society established in 2008 that strives to restore National and Cultural Values of India.
He earned Bachelor of Science from University of Mysore and Bachelor Bachelor of Laws from the Bangalore university. He started practicing law in 1951. He was appointed Permanent Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on 6 November 1975. He was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 5 October 1987. Finally, he became the 25th Chief Justice of India on 12 February 1993 and subsequently retired on 24 October 1994.
Post retirement, he has continued to work on anti-corruption and human rights issues, including support for the launch of the Initiatives of Change Centre for Governance in 2003.
He served as the Chairman of National Human Rights Commission from 1996-1998 and in 2000 he headed National Commission to review the working of the Constitution.[dead link]
He is currently[when?] serving as the chancellor of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam.
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Shri M.N. Venkatachaliah is a part of the selection jury in Mahaveer awards presented by Bhagwan Mahaveer Awards