|S. Srinivasa Iyengar, a distinguished lawyer, Indian freedom fighter and political leader was born in the year 1874. Iyengar was trained to develop into a lawyer, with his specialization in constitutional law. In the year 1898, he commenced his practice before the Madras High Court in 1898, and rose to the profession in a short time. Besides, being a lawyer, he had a deep knowledge of Hindu Dharmasastra. His edition of Mayne's Hindu Law published in the year 1939 is taken as a classic.