“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; where knowledge is free;Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action;Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.” – Rabindra Nath Tagore
H.R. BHARDWAJ, as Law Minister under Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, earned a reputation as a crusader for improvement in the judicial infrastructure and computerisation of law courts. The author served as a senior standing counsel for the State of Uttar Pradesh which position he gave up on being elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1982 from the State of Madhya Pradesh. In 1985, he was appointed as Minister in the Ministry of Law and Justice and served in that capacity till 1989. Dr H.R. Bhardwaj was Governor of Karnataka between 2009 to 2014.