NR Madhava Menon, considered the father of modern legal education has passed away at the age of 84 in Thiruvananthapuram. He was instrumental in developing the National Law School in Bengaluru and Natioanl University of Jurisdical Sciences in Kolkatta and National Judicial Academy in Bhopal. Justic P Sathasivam, Kerala Governor in his condolence message said that he was deeply saddened by the demise of Prof NR Madhava Menon whose insightful ideas modernised legal education in India. As an authority in legal and constitutional matters, he used his limitless erudition to build world class institutions and to enlighten generations of students. He has published 12 books and is considered an authority on lega aid, judicial training and administration of justice.