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Kannabiran started his career as an advocate in AP High court in the early 1960s. He defended human rights and political dissents cases
on Dec 06, 2022

K G Kannabiran was born on 9 November 1929, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, the son of Kandala Gopalaswamy Iyengar, a doctor, and his wife Pankajammal. His early education was in Hyderabad and Nellore, and due to this reason, he was always very comfortable speaking Telugu. He obtained a BA Hons degree in economics (equivalent to Masters) and a degree in law from Madras University.

Kannabiran was a human rights activist and a lawyer of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh (AP). He was cofounder and National President of People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL).

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