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A Tribute to Justice Ranganath Mishra

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TNI Bureau: Former Chief justice of India, Ranganath Mishra, is no more. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. He was undergoing treatment for a neurological disorder. Entire nation including Vice President Hamid Ansari and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed deep condolence on his demise.

Justice Ranganath was 85. He is survived by his wife Sumitra Mishra. He was the 21st Chief Justice of India (from September 25, 1990 to November 24, 1991). He was also the first chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC).

Born on November 25, 1926, in Banpur, Odisha, Justice Ranganath was educated at Ravenshaw College, and Allahabad University. He chose lawyer as his profession and got enrolled as Advocate of the Orissa High Court on September 18, 1950. He did practice there till 1969. Later he was appointed as a permanent judge of Orissa High Court.

As a judge, he had dealt with all types of cases. He was appointed as the acting Chief Justice of Orissa High Court from November 6, 1980 to January 16, 1981. He became the permanent Chief Justice of Odisha from January 16, 1981. He was appointed as the judge of the Supreme Court in 1983. Then, he became the Chief Justice of India (CJI) on September 25, 1990.

“The News Insight” prays for his departed soul to rest in peace!

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