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RIP: SH Kapadia, already legendary ex-Chief Justice of India, dies

[img https://www.legallyindia.com/images/stories/MT/image_9698d3746834ae96381db0ab54f568d1.png ]Former Chief Justice if India (CJI) SH Kapadia passed away last night in Mumbai aged 68, reported The Times of India.

He is survived by a wife, son and daughter, with a funeral to be held today in Mumbai’s Tower of Silence at Walkeshwar around 3:45pm.

Kapadia was one of the most active and busy CJIs in recent years.

Also read: Benefit of hindsight: Court Witness on SH Kapadia’s baton:

Kapadia’s twenty-eight months at the helm were probably long enough to leave behind a “legacy” in Supreme Court terms. The average length of a CJI’s term has been barely eighteen months since 1950. Kapadia’s longer-than-average term was one which also, arguably, counts among the most tumultuous in the history of the Supreme Court.

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