December 01, 2017

Former Chief Justice of India Justice AS Anand passes away

Former Chief Justice of India AS Anand

On December 1, Former Chief Justice of India AS Anand, while being driven to a Noida hospital, passed away at the age of 81. He was suffering for quite some time before his demise. He was treated for pneumonia and then discharged from a Saket hospital, on November 29, said the former Supreme Court Registrar, RN Nijhawan.

Nijahawan, who also served as Justice Anand’s Principal Secretary, during his tenure as Chief Justice of India, between 1998 and 2001, was with the Judge at the time of his death. He said that the funeral will be on Sunday, December, 3 at the Lodhi road crematorium at 11:30 a.m.

Justice Anand is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Justice Anand graduated from the Jammu and Kashmir University in 1958 and went on to receive a doctorate from London University in 1963.

At the age of 38 only, he was appointed as an additional Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court 38 in 1975, and confirmed as a permanent Judge a year later. He served as Chief Justice, of both the Jammu and Kashmir and Madras High Courts, before being elevated to the Supreme Court in 1991.

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