Former CJI SH Kapadia passes away

Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sarosh Homi Kapadia passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was He was 68.
His funeral was held as per Parsi tradition at Tower of Silence at Kemps Corner, South Mumbai.

About SH Kapadia

  • Kapadia was born on 29 September 1947. He had graduated from Government Law College, Mumbai.
  • Legal career: In 1974, he was enrolled as an advocate at the Bombay High Court. Later he was elevated to the Bench as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court in 1991 and was appointed as a Permanent Judge of HC in 1993.
  • He was transferred to the Uttarakhand High Court in 2003 and for a short stint he had served as Chief Justice.
  • He was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court in December 2003. Later he was appointed as 38th Chief Justice of India (CJI) in May 2010 and retired in September 2012.
  • He had served as the Chairman of the General Council of the Gujarat National Law University during his tenure as CJI. He was also the Visitor of the National Law School of India University.
  • Famous Rulings: His notable among the judgments delivered were the quashing of appointment of the Chief Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas in 2011.



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