Mandagadde Rama Jois
|19th Governor of Bihar|
12 June 2003 – 31 October 2004
|Chief Minister||Rabri Devi|
|Preceded by||V. C. Pande|
|Succeeded by||Ved Marwah (Acting)|
|2nd Governor of Jharkhand|
15 July 2002 – 11 June 2003
|Chief Minister||Babulal Marandi|
|Preceded by||V. C. Pande |
|Succeeded by||Ved Marwah|
|Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana|
3 May 1992 – 31 August 1992
|Preceded by||Bipin Chandra Verma|
|Succeeded by||S. S. Sodhi|
|Born||27 July 1931|
Araga, Shivamogga, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
|Died||16 February 2021 (aged 89)|
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Alma mater||Government Law College, Bengaluru|
University of Mysore
Justice Mandagadde Rama Jois (27 July 1931 – 16 February 2021) was an Indian politician and judge who served as a member of Rajya Sabha, as governor of Jharkhand and Bihar states, and as Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He was also a senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India.
Rama Jois was Brahmin born to Narasimha Jois and Lakshmidevamma on 27 July 1931 at Araga village, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India. He studied in Shivamogga and Bengaluru and acquired B.A., B.L.degrees and Kuvempu University has conferred him with Doctor of Laws honorary degree.
He is a noted writer and historian having written several books on Service Law, Habeas Corpus Law, Constitutional Law, etc. His most known two-volume book "Legal and Constitutional History of India", considered as a previous volume, is a textbook for Law Degree course. His another well known book is "Seeds of Modem Public Law in Ancient Indian Jurisprudence". His other works include "Historic Legal Battle", " Dharma - The Global Ethic" etc. His views on Dharma and Manu Smriti are of immense value, as they have been simplified for the understanding of the common man.
During The Emergency (India) 1975-77, imposed by Indira Gandhi, he was imprisoned and lodged in the Bengaluru Central Jail. He was lodged along with A B Vajapayee, L K Advani, Madhu Dandavate etc. in Bengaluru prison. He is recognised with Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka.
He relinquished the post of Judge of the Karnataka High Court, protesting injustice, as he was overlooked to be posted as a Supreme Court Judge.
He was married to Smt. Vimala, has two children and three grandchildren. He resided in Bengaluru, India. His son M. R. Shailendra and daughter M. R. Tara are both advocates in the city of Bengaluru, India.
Rama Jois died from a heart attack on 16 February 2021 at 7:30 AM in his residence at Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, India.
His last rites were held at Hindu burial-ground in Chamarajpet, Bengaluru, India.