Former Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice M Y Eqbal passes away at 70
Former Supreme Court Judge, Justice M Y Eqbal passed away on 7 May 2021 aged 70 in New Delhi.
Justice Eqbal served as the Judge of the Supreme Court from December 2012 until his retirement in February 2016.
Justice Eqbal was born on 13th February, 1951. After obtaining his bachelor degree in Science from Ranchi University, he pursued his Degree in Law and obtained degree with 1st Class Distinction (Gold Medalist) in the year 1974.
He was appointed as a Government Pleader in the year 1990, and was later appointed as Government Advocate in Ranchi Bench of Patna High Court in the year 1993. Justice Eqbal was appointed the Judge of Patna High Court in May 1996 and in November 2000, he became a Judge of the Jharkand High Court.
In 2003, he was nominated as one of the members of Ravi and Beas Water Tribunal (Water Dispute between Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan) by the then Hon'ble Chief Justice of India Vishweshwar Nath Khare.
Justice Eqbal was elevated as Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Madras in June 2010 and was at the helm of affairs of Judiciary in the State of Tamil Nadu till December 2012. After serving as a High Court Judge, as also the Chief Justice, for almost 16 years, he was elevated to the position of Judge of the Supreme Court of India in December 2012.