Former Chief Justice of India A S Anand passes away

Justice Adarsh Sein Anand
Justice Adarsh Sein Anand
Former Chief Justice of India Adarsh Sein Anand passed away at his residence here today after a brief illness, sources close to his family said.
He was 81.
"With profound grief and a very heavy heart we would like to inform you that our most beloved chachaji Dr. Justice (Retd.) A.S Anand passed away on Friday 1st December 2017, in New Delhi," his niece Varuna Anand said on her Facebook page.
The sources said Justice Anand had been ailing for some time from age-related problems and breathed his last this morning. He had been admitted to a private hospital recently for treatment of a lung problem.
Justice Anand had served as the 29th CJI from October 10,1998 to October 31, 2001. He had also served as chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NLSA) and had helped establish Lok Adalats in all districts of the country.
He had also served as Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission from February 17, 2003 to April 1, 2007. 
Born on November 1, 1936, in Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Anand graduated from Jammu & Kashmir University in 1958 and then took a degree in Law and a diploma in Labour Laws from the Lucknow University. He completed his Ph.D. in Laws (Constitutional Law of the Commonwealth) from London University in 1963. He called to the Bar from the Society of Inner Temple, London in 1964.
He practised law in the Punjab & Haryana High Court at Chandigarh for some time. In May, 1975, he was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and confirmed as a Judge in February, 1976. He was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court on May 26, 1984 and Chief Justice of the same High Court on May 11, 1985. He was transferred as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court with effect from November 1, 1989. He was elevated to the Supreme Court in November, 1991. 
He was appointed as Chief Justice of India on October 10, 1998 and retired in the forenoon of November 1, 2001.
“Saddened by the demise of former Chief Justice of India, Justice AS Anand. My thoughts are with his family in this hour of grief. May his soul rest in peace," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter.


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