Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra - My Father

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Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra was the fourth Advocate General of United Province, India. He never stood second in his life and loved serving people.

He kept his emotions in control, was soft spoken, sober, kind and benevolent and lived a very simple life yet enjoyed life and loved laughter – maintaining a low profile and a very high tradition. He was simple, not only in the way he dressed in his dhoti and kurta, but also in his thoughts, words and deeds. He mixed freely with all and ever extended his eager hands – helping all in need.
Book Published  "Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra – My Father" is a touching tribute to a towering personality and one of the foremost defenders of the Indian legal institution.The author, Munindra Misra, is the youngest of the five sons and three daughters of Late Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra. He has been honoured with a badge and awarded ‘The Top Viewed Author Award’ by Knol – A unit of knowledge of Google in 2011.
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  • Name: Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra
  • Birth: 31st Aug. 1903 – Janmashtami
  • Place Birth: Mariyadpur, Azamgarh U.P., India
  • Occupation: Advocate
  • Post Held: Advocate General, U.P., India (1952 – 1969)
  • Expired: 14th Oct. 1975 – Dushehra
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Pt K. L. Misra (Advocate General of Uttar Pradesh, India from 1952 to 1969) was far more than an Advocate.

Sir Auther Quinal Quach, Author:
It is the Englishman who has conquered India but it is only an Indian (K.L. Misra) who has conquered English

Justice S.R. Das, Chief Justice of India
Mr. Misra, why don’t you more often appear in the Supreme Court? In the cases in which you appear it raises the standard of our judgments.

Mr. Sheerwai, Senior Advocate
When Mr. Misra arrived and we had consultations, he was quite. I thought the bulk of the argument is going to fall on my shoulders. But after hearing his brilliant arguments for several days, my feeling is, even if I add something more than what has been submitted, I would only be able to scratch or wash off the beautiful varnish put by him.

Sri. S.N. Mulla, Senior Criminal Advocate
Mr. Misra never clamoured for the front line. He took his seat wherever he found one. But he never knew – it was not the front bench but wherever he sat became the focus of attraction.

Sri Shanti Bhushan, Law Minister Of India and Senior Advocate 
He was such a versatile and noble man that the like of him may not be born again.

The reader gets a personal glimpse of Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra – his love for his wife, a poet, a loving father, with eagerness to help and a very tender, calm person at heart with over-flowing love for the family and people around.

Since there was a major gap of around 50 years between father and son - the outlook of the author does give a different view to the towering personality of this great legal luminary and one of the strongly dedicated upholders of the legal institution of India.

About The Author

The author, Munindra Misra, is the youngest of the five sons and three daughters of Late Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra.
He has been honoured with a badge and awarded ‘The Top Viewed Author Award’ by Knol – A unit of knowledge of Google in 2011. 

About the Book

Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra - My Father  
ISBN: 1482818566    ISBN-13: 9781482818567
Publisher: Partridge Publishing - (March 6, 2014)
Paperback: 202 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches

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Father of Pt. K.L. Misra
a) Profile
b) On Wordpress
c) Article By Sri S.S. Ray, Senior Advocate
d) On His Wife demise - A poem by Pt. K.L. Misra
e) Photos of:
  1. Pt. K.L. Misra & Wife with sketch
  2. Parents, Brothers & Sisters
  3. Children



  1. Below is a quote from a book on Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra, Ex-Advocate General U.P., with regards to the duties of an advocate:
    Every person in India must have equal opportunity when standing for trial and so have his or her day in court. As a law officer it is my duty to assist the courts in finding the truth and interpreting the law accurately, so that the courts may reach a correct decision and uphold the law in all aspects. My aim is to see that the truth is unveiled and the law clearly presented, thereby assisting the honourable court in arriving at the correct decision when pronouncing its judgement.
    The judiciary is the guarantor of liberty and rights and is the arbiter of differences. It is responsible, in its wisdom and authority, to achieve this goal, recognising the rule of law and maintaining the balance of justice to all evenly, impartially and independently, without fear, favour or ill-will and with the sense of justice preceding law. Justice must not be denied, delayed or sold but be delivered with efficiency and integrity. It is through this endeavour to do what is right, that this institution becomes the cradle and temple of justice and its grandeur further glows when it showers mercy. Only then the letter and spirit of the Constitution of India is upheld supreme, the law of the land is honoured and the rule of law leads to the nation building.
    Law furnishes only the skeleton of any system of judicial administration. The muscle and the sinews, the surging blood that gives to an institution, like the High Court, its strength, its resilience and even its glory are furnished by its traditions. Each judge and lawyer leaves behind him, in the wake of his advancing footprints, an aura, invisible and tangible, that makes up and enriches that tradition. It is only the memory of that tradition, co-opted along the corridor of time that shapes individual and collective action of a newer generation.
    As a law officer this overrides even my endeavour to win a case – for in equality, with honour and honesty, the country is best served. The judicial wheel is rounded with equality, oiled with honour and functions smoothly with honesty – principally when both members of the Bench and Bar shoulder their responsibilities seriously.
    My duty as a law officer is to uphold the letter and spirit of the Constitution of India as well as see that the law of the land is kept intact. I am assisting in searching for the truth to help the honourable court reach a correct decision – thus the values, letter and spirit of the Constitution of India will be upheld. All law officers of the court should strive, to the best of their ability, to attain this.
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