Former Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India
NAME –Sarosh Homi Kapadia
PROFESSION- Indian Jurist
BORN – 29/09/1947
PLACE OF BIRTH – Mumbai, India
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SPOUSE –Shahnaz Kapadia
EDUCATION – Graduated from Government Law College, Mumbai
SPECIALISATION – Labour Law
COMMITTEE/PANEL HEADED- Headed the General Council of the Gujarat National Law University
S.M. Kapadia was the 38th Chief Justice of India.
Justice Kapadia was a Zoroastrians devout follower. Economics, public finance, theoretical mechanics, and Hindu and Buddhist philosophies were among his other interests. He passed away on January 4, 2016 in Mumbai.
CAREER TIMELINE –
10 September1974- Enrolled as an advocate in the Bombay High Court
8 October 1991- Appointed as an additional judge of the Bombay High Court
5 August 2003- Appointed as Judge of Uttarakhand High Court
18 December 2003 Appointed as judge of supreme court of India
12 May 2010- Elevation as an Hon’ble Chief Justice of India
2012- Retired from the post of Chief Justice of India
Lalu Prasad Yadav’s bail cancellation case-
Kapadia was part of a three-judge Supreme Court bench that dismissed a petition filed by two NDA leaders seeking to have the bail of Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad and his wife, former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, revoked for interfering with the judicial procedure in the disproportionate assets and Income Tax proceedings, accusing both.
Quashing of the appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner-
The nomination of Chief Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas by the High Power Committee, which included Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, and Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj, was quashed by a three-member bench led by Kapadia (dissenting). The decision caused the government much shame and forced Manmohan Singh to admit the mistake in his nomination. Although most political leaders applauded the decision, some experts raised fears about a possible miscarriage of justice.
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