Sri L. D. Gogia

He was born on 1932.  and migrated to India at the time of partition, went through and endured tumultuous life phases, risen to unsurpassable heights in life and profession.   Thus, having led a fruitful and eventful life, he left for his heavenly abode on 19-12-2011. He is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.   Reminiscing on his life, Sri LD Gogia had to spend his childhood in an atmosphere of abject poverty. His student life was fraught with financial constraints and restraints.   But penury did not dampen his spirits and hamper his cherished goals of life. He swam against tidal waves of traumatic circumstances and by indomitable courage of conviction, unstinted industry and dauntless spirit, he had risen from the pangs of poverty and reached the pinnacle of glory.

  This spectacular and meteoric rise from penury to pivotal position was made possible due to his sustained and tireless efforts. As a result, he made himself a legend in his own life time.   Shri L.D. Gogia was the founder of Asia Law House. He first obtained copyright of Andhra Law Times from M.L. Tilak in 1977. Then he played a historic role in purchasing the copyright of Supreme Court Journal, which was established in 1938 and which had earned unique reputation and an abiding place in public estimation, from M.L.J. Publications and revitalized the journal in such a way as to bring it to its present glorious heights. He had not only brought his brothers but also his near relatives into the business of publishing and selling law books throughout India, leading a remarkable career of success and fulfilment.   At the time when he started business of publishing law books and journals, there was not even a single publisher in Andhra Pradesh. He was the first publisher of law books and journals in A.P. This business has been widely expanded in all proportions with publishing of sizable number of law journals viz. Andhra Law Times, Andhra Law Times (Criminal), Andhra Law Times (Revenue) , Andhra Law Times (Legislative Supplement), and Andhra Weekly Reporter (reporting cases on Motor Accidents) besides publishing law books.   The reach of these journals is extensive, stretching across States such as Orissa, Kerala and Karnataka.   Shri L.D. Gogia last ambition was to bring out ALT in digital form, which had since been fulfilled weeks before his heavenly sojourn.   His promising son Sri Manohar Gogia, true to the spirit and cherished goals of their father, have rededicated themselves to uphold and carry to still greater heights the banner of ALT, with their devotion and dedication, as they are aware that this is the only way they can pay true tribute to their great and illustrious father.
Vice-President's Secratariat, New Delhi.
22nd May, 1954

Dear Sir,

      I am pleased to know that you are bringing out a new Law Journal called the "Andhra Law Times". My best wishes for its success

Yours Faithfully,
Governer's Summer Residence,
5th May, 1954

Dear Sir,

       I welcome the starting of a new Law Journal entitled "Andhra Law Times". It is but fitting that its inaugural issue should appear on the date of the establishment of the Andhra High Court. The value of such Journal can hardly be over-estimated; in fact it is almost indepensible to lawyers and administrators. I wish the Journal, which has a distinguished editorial board, every success.

Government of India, New Delhi
12th May, 1954

       Every Andhra is proud that they have carved a State for themselves after many years of agitation and it is a matter of pleasure that the Andhra High Court will function from the 5th of July at Guntur,the heart of Andhra Desa.It is very appropriate that the eminent lawyers of the High Court Bar have decided to start a Law Journal by the name the "Andhra Law Times". As one who belonged to the profession I heartly congragulate the sponsers of this great enterprise. I wish the Andhra Law Times a successful carrer not only in yhe intrest of the Andhra State but also of India.


Dear Sir,

       I am happy to learn that you are starting a Law Journal, the "Andhra Law Times". I wish the Journal every success.

Yours Faithfully,
Sha Manzil, Chief Minister Hyderbad - DN
4th June, 1954

Dear Shri Narasaraju,

       I am glad to hear that you are bringing out the "Andhra Law Times" to synxhronise with the date of the inauguration of the Andhra High Court. I have no doubt that this venture of yours would prove of great help and utility to the members of the Bench and the Bar.

       Having been a member of the profession myself, my best wishes for the auccess of the Journal are always assured.

Yours sincerely,