Eminent jurist and former Supreme Court judge, Justice VR Krishna Iyer, passed away at a private hospital in Kochi around 3.30 pm December 4, 2014. Justice Iyer, known for his forthright views, turned 100 recently. He was sworn in as the judge of the Supreme Court on July 17, 1973 and retired on Nov 14, 1980. He was a true supporter of the Tibetan people and their struggle for independence.
Deepest condolences from the Friends of Tibet family.
Message from Justice Shri VR Krishna Iyer on the 77th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and World Tibet Day on July 6, 2012.
“Lord Buddha stands for the greatest blessings of God to humanity. Tibet as a nation and the Tibetan culture stands for the Buddha. His Holiness the Dalai Lama stands for humanity and compassion; human rights and human culture. And I wish he becomes popular in the whole world. He is not just an individual, not the state, he is for global culture. The people of Tibet are dying, they are becoming slaves, we cannot allow that. They are entitled for full freedom and we stand for that. Support its culture and independence. We are with them. May this Day grow more glorious!”