| Shri. Pratap Vishnu Hardas was born on 14th July, 1953 in the family of lawyers and inherited the rich legacy of his father the late Shri. V.G. Hardas. After completing early education from Mount Carmel School, Dhantoli, Nagpur he passed SSC examination from S.F.S. High School, Nagpur and graduated from S.F.S. College, Nagpur. After obtaining LL.B. degree from University College of Law, Nagpur, he joined the Bar in 1977 and laer chambers of Shri. B.U. Wahane, who was later appointed as a Judge of the Bombay High Court. He appeared in important criminal cases and Sessions Trials and represented the defence and prosecution with equal ease. A suave, silent, soft-spoken and articulate person, he was appointed as a Special Public Prosecutor in various sensational cases such as Ramesh Dhawad murder case, Gondia custodial death case and in the murder case of Shubhangi Suryavanshi. He was standing counsel for Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran and was on the panels of Steel Authority of India, Nagpur University and Central Bureau of Investigation. He was the Secretary of High Court Bar Association from 1990 to 1993. He also actively participated in social activities and is the past President of Rotary Club of Nagpur South.|
Retired on 14/07/2015.