T. K. Tukol

Justice T. K. Tukol (5 May 1918 – 18 August 1983) was known for his scholarly work on Jainism, education and judiciary. He was the judge of High court of Mysore. He headed the Mysore pay commission (1966–68).[1] He also served as the vice-chancellor of the Bangalore University. His contribution to judiciary and books on Jainism (Compendium of Jainism, Sallekhana is not suicide,[2] Jain Achar (Kannada), Yoga, Meditation and Mysticism in Jainism, Translation of Saman Suttam (English) and various publications) are remarkable.

T. K. Tukol
Judge of Karnataka Highcourt
Vice Chancellor of Bangalore University
Personal details
Born(1918-05-05)5 May 1918
Gudur,Hungund Taluka, Bagalkot district, Karnataka
Died18 August 1983(1983-08-18) (aged 65)
CitizenshipIndian Flag of India.svg
Alma materKarnatak College, Dharwar and Fergusson College Pune
OccupationJudge, scholar
Known forSallekhana is not suicide

Tukol was born in Gudur village of Hungund Taluka, Bagalkot District. He was a student of Karnatak College, Dharwar and Fergusson College, Pune.

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  1. ^ Mysore Pay Commission, Report, 1966-1968
  2. ^ Tukol, Justice T. K. (1976), Sallekhanā is Not Suicide (1st ed.), Ahmedabad: L.D. Institute of Indology Alt URL