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100-year-old lawyer wants to rest his case

india Updated: Feb 10, 2011 23:35 IST
Ashok Das
Ashok Das
Hindustan Times
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The country's longest serving lawyer, 100-year-old YG Krishna Murthy, who has been in action in different courts for 75 years, wants to call it a day.

"I am still appearing in three to four cases. But I want to stop this summer," said Murthy.

He turned 100 on January 2 and argued a case in the Andhra Pradesh high court on January 25.

The centenarian, however, will keep in touch with legal developments.

"I will keep going to the high court to meet friends," he said.

Murthy unflagging spirit evokes awe in his fraternity.

Bharat Kumar, a senior lawyer of AP high court, said: "To have the kind of tenacity and resilience he has at this age is simply amazing. It's a lesson for the younger generation."

Murthy has no health problems, 'barring a little blurring of vision'.

The vegetarian walks two miles a day and spends time reading. Till recently he cycled to work, but stopped on doctor's advice.

Murthy was felicitated at the 17th Commonwealth Law conference here on Wednesday. President Pratibha Patil had honoured him last month on the occasion of the high court's golden jubilee.

Born in Tenali in Guntur district, Murthy was enrolled as a member of the Bar at Madras (Andhra was then a part of the undivided Madras state) on February 26, 1936.

His advice for the younger generation lawyers: be honest and hardworking.