Special Correspondent

VISAKHAPATNAM: Seventy three-year-old G. Gopalakrishna will receive the best Ph.D. thesis award in law during the 77 {+t} {+h} Convocation of Andhra University to be held here on Saturday.

Dr. Gopalakrishna has been selected for the Peri Narayana Murthy memorial gold medal for his thesis “life insurance as a concept of social security -- a legal study”.

Dr. Gopalakrishna, who retired from the LIC in 1997 in a senior position after serving the organisation for 42 years, from the pre-nationalisation period, completed B.L. and M.L. in first class and later M.A. (history) from AU in 1972.

He wrote many articles in the IRDA journal and in other academic and law journals. Principal of AU Dr. Ambedkar College of Law A. Rajendra Prasad said Dr. Gopalakrishna showed that age was not a constraint to pursuer higher education.

Faculty of AU Law College congratulated Dr. Gopalakrishna on being selected to receive the gold medal.