Justice. S.Maharajan was born in the year 1913 at Trichirapalli, Tamil Nadu. A scholar in Tamil and English, a staunch votary of Tamil music, Mr.Maharajan joined the State judiciary in 1943, after practicing as an advocate for eight years, and was elevated to the High Court of Madras in September 1969.

After retirement, he was Chairman of the State Official Languages (Legislative) Commission, of the Expert Committee to promote translation of foreign classics into Tamil and vice-versa and of the Archaka’s Committee to go into the question of appointment of archakas.

As the Chief of the judicial service in Pondicherry for four years, Mr.Maharajan was responsible for the introduction of Indian legal system in the erstwhile French courts. Among the 15 books authored by him are translations of Shakespeare’s works. His English monograph on Kamban and Thiruvalluvar were published by the Sahithya Akademi. Apart from his mastery of Kamba Ramayananm, he had been lecturing on the mysticism of Saint Tirumoolar. He was the president of the Tamil Isai Sangam.