Leading Legal Luminary Shri Murlidhar Chandrakant
Bhandare has taken over
as the Governor of Orissa. He succeeds Shri Rameshwar Thakur who has been
appointed as Governor of Karnataka.
Shri Bhandare took oath in a simple ceremony at Raj
Bhavan in Bhubaneswar on
August 21, 2007 at 5.00 P.M.
He was born on December 10, 1928 at Mumbai.
As a senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India, Shri
Bhandare is respected
as a champion of the causes of common man.
Shri Bhandare was the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association for two terms.
He was a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha having been
elected in June 1980
and re-elected in April 1982 and April 1988.
He was Chairman of various committees of the Parliament
and visited USA, UK,
USSR, Germany and several other foreign countries.
Shri Bhandare edited the book titled ‘The world of
Gender Justice’ and has been
active in supporting the cause of women and children.
His articles on Law, Human Rights, Population Control,
Gender Parity and Justice
have been published in leading magazines and journals.
He shows keen interest in issues related to the
empowerment of women,
protection of the rights of the children and physically handicapped.