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Justice Tarun Chatterjee, a former member of the Supreme Court, has passed away

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Published on: 08 July 2023 at 18:34 IST

Justice Tarun Chatterjee, a former judge of the Supreme Court and chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Human Rights Commission, passed away this morning. He was born on January 14, 1945, to Justice Purshottam Chatterjee, a former judge of the Calcutta High Court and Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court. Justice Tarun Chatterjee began his legal career in 1970 as an Advocate in Calcutta, practicing in the High Court across Civil, Criminal, and Revenue cases.

He was appointed as a permanent Judge in the Calcutta High Court on August 6, 1990, and later served as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, taking the oath on January 31, 2003. On August 27, 2004, he was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court, retiring from his post on January 14, 2010.

After retiring from the Supreme Court, Justice Chatterjee assumed the role of Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh State Human Rights Commission in October 2013. He was married to Kumkum Chatterjee, and his son, Aniruddha Chatterjee, is presently practicing as an Advocate at the Calcutta High Court.

It is worth noting that Justice Tarun Chatterjee’s great grandfather, Justice Digambar Chatterjee, served as a Judge in the Calcutta High Court during the British Era.