Mirza Hameedullah Beg

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Mirza Hameedullah Beg (born February 22, 1913 in Lucknow , † November 19, 1988 ) was an Indian lawyer.


Mirza Hameedullah Beg comes from a prominent Muslim family in Hyderabad ; his father, Mirza Samiullah Beg, was the chief judge of the state of Hyderabad . Beg studied first in Hyderabad and then from 1931 at Cambridge University and at the London School of Economics . He later returned to India and was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India from January 1977 to February 1978 . After his retirement, Beg took over the office of chairman of the Minorities Commission of India from 1981 to 1988. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1988 .

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  1. George H. Gadbois, Jr .: Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950-1989
  2. http://www.vijayvaani.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?aid=2101