Granville Austin, the eminent scholar of the Indian Constitution died on 6 July 2014 in Washington DC. He died at the age of 87. He described Indian Constitution as first and foremost a social document that embodied the objectives of a social revolution.
About Granville Austin
• He authored two books on Indian Constitution. These are
a) The Indian Constitution – The Indian Constitution: A Cornerstone of a Nation
b) Working a Democratic Republic: The Indian Experience
• In 2011, he was awarded with fourth highest civilian award in India, Padma Shri. He was awarded in recognition of his writings on the framing and working of the Indian Constitution.
• He worked as a journalist and photographer
• He was born in 1927 at Norwich, Vermont
• He earned recognition in the form of numerous fellowships and grants, including from St. Antony's College, Oxford, the Ford Foundation, the Fulbright Program, the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, and the Institute of Current World Affairs.
• Among friends he was described as a remarkable man and was known as Red
Where: in Washington DC
What: died at the age of 87
When: 6 July 2014