The former Advocate-General of Karnataka B.T. Parthasarathy passed away on Sunday after a brief illness. He was 85. He served as a junior to V. Krishna Murthi and started his practise in 1950. He held leadership positions in the Bangalore Advocates' Association and Karnataka State Bar Council.

Prof. Parthasarathy served as president of the All-India Peace and Solidarity Organisation and of the Indo-Soviet Cultural Society (Karnataka).

He also served at the University Law College and as principal of V.V. Puram Law College.

Elected to the Vokkaligara Sangha as a member, Prof. Parthasarathy also played a role in starting the Bangalore Institute of Technology, and Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences.

He leaves behind two daughters, Vani Anand and Lakshmi Reddy, sons-in-law and five grandchildren.