Chandigarh, Nov 18 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has expressed shock and grief over the sad demise of Justice Raghunandan Swarup Pathak, President of The Tribune Trust, who breathed his last in Delhi.
In a condolence message issued here today, the Chief Minister described Justice Pathak as a distinguished legal luminary who had held several prestigious positions at home and abroad. Son of Mr Gopal Swarup Pathak, a former Vice-President of India, Justice Pathak was a former Chief Justice of India and a former Judge of the International Court of Justice at Hague.
He was the third Indian to be elected to the world court, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.
Justice Pathak joined The Tribune Trust as its member in 1994 and became its President in the year 2002. During his tenure as the President of the Trust, the Tribune Group of newspapers scaled new heights in the field of journalism and continued to excel as people's voice.
Justice Pathak would be long remembered not only for his distinguished career as a legal luminary, but also as a head of The Tribune Trust who made concerted efforts to ensure that the newspaper continues to hold high position in the field of journalism. The Chief Minister conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul might rest in peace.