Chief Justice N V Ramana Sunday condoled the passing away of Supreme Court docket choose Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar, terming him a “valued colleague”.
“I hoped for his speedy and full restoration and his return to the Bench on the earliest. The news of his passing has come as a impolite shock. I’ve misplaced a valued colleague. ”
Within the final 4 years of my affiliation with him within the Supreme Court docket, I’ve benefitted immensely from his superb authorized acumen,” the newly-appointed CJI mentioned in an announcement.
Justice Ramana additionally spoke to the son of Justice Shantanagoudar and supplied condolences to the bereaved household on his personal behalf and on the behalf of colleague judges of the highest courtroom.
Justice Shantanagoudar, 62, died at a non-public hospital in Gurgaon on late Saturday night time.
His mortal stays can be taken to his Rajaji Nagar residence in Bengaluru for the final rites.
Justice Shantanagoudar was elevated as a choose of the Supreme Court docket on February 17, 2017. He would have remained in workplace until Might 5, 2023.