Justice (Retd) Sri K.S. Puttaswamy, the person who initiated the Supreme Court petition on Privacy which finally ended up with the judgement on August 27, 2017 that Privacy is a Fundamental Right in India, is today 98 years old and lives a quiet life in Bengaluru. At a time when the industry is celebrating the advent of the new law, we considered it necessary to recognize the man behind this watershed moment in India.
Accordingly the Board of FDPPI passed a resolution that we should confer a title “Privacy Pitamaha” on him and today called on him at his residence to convey it to him through a simple meeting. Dr Avinash, Dean of of Manipal Law School joined FDPPI on this occasion to support the initiative.
We feel a sense of satisfaction that the contribution of this senior citizen who created history in India was recognized by FDPPI. We feel honoured by honouring him.