Kasaragod: Kesavananda Bharati, head of Edaneer Math passed away in the wee hours of Sunday. He was 79.
He rose to fame for his legal fight after he filed a writ questioning the 29th Amendment of Constitution in 1971, Kerala Land Reforms Act in 1969 and the Kerala Land Reforms Amendment Act in 1971.
This was at a time when Indira Gandhi-led government amended the 24th, 25th, 26th and 29th amendments of the Constitution. Bharati thus became the first petitioner to question the amendment of fundamental rights.