Gopal Swarup Pathak

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Gopal Swarup Pathak
President V. V. Giri administering the oath of office of Vice President of India to Shri. G.S. Pathak at Rashtrapati Bhavan.jpg
Pathak being sworn in as Vice President of India (1969)
4th Vice President of India
In office
31 August 1969 – 30 August 1974
PresidentVarahagiri Venkata Giri
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Preceded byVarahagiri Venkata Giri
Succeeded byBasappa Danappa Jatti
Governor of Mysore
In office
13 May 1967 – 31 August 1969
Chief MinisterSiddavanahalli Nijalingappa
Veerendra Patil
Preceded byVarahagiri Venkata Giri
Succeeded byDharma Vira
Personal details
Born(1896-02-26)26 February 1896
Bareilly, North-Western Provinces, British India
(now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
Died4 October 1982(1982-10-04) (aged 86)
Political partyIndependent
Alma materAllahabad University

Gopal Swarup Pathak (26 February 1896 – 4 October 1982) was the fourth vice president of India from August 1969 to August 1974. He was the first Indian vice president not to succeed his superior as President.


Born on 26 February 1896 at Bareilly in the North-Western Provinces, he studied law at Allahabad University .

He was the judge in Allahabad High Court 1945-46, member of Rajya Sabha 1960-66, Union Minister of Law 1966-67, Governor of Mysore state 1967-69 and Chancellor of Mysore University, Bangalore University and Karnataka University. Honored with "Proud Past Alumni" in the list of 42 members, from "Allahabad University Alumni Association", NCR, Ghaziabad (Greater Noida) Chapter 2007-2008 registered under society act 1860 with registration no. 407/2000.[1][2][3]

He died on 4 October 1982. His son R. S. Pathak was Chief Justice of India and one of the four judges from India to have been on the International Court of Justice in The Hague (the others being Nagendra Singh who served as its President from 1985 to 1988, B. N. Rau (1952-1953), and Dalveer Bhandari since 2012).[4]


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Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Karnataka
Succeeded by
Vice-President of India
Succeeded by