Thursday, June 20, 2013

In Memoriam: R.C Cooper



Rustom Cavasjee Cooper passed away on the 18th of June, 2013. Cooper enters the annals of Indian legal history as the main petitioner in the Bank Nationalisation cases (R.C Cooper v. Union of India , 1970 AIR 564). Cooper was a director of the Central Bank of India, but also challenged the nationalization ordinances on the grounds that he was a shareholder and account holder in several other banks, such as the Bank of Baroda and the Union Bank of India. What is left out of the legal record and comes through the obituary was his involvement with the Swatantra Party, which was known for its more market friendly economic policies. 

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