Chandigarh, Nov 19 (UNI) Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Union Territory Administrator, General (Retd.) S F Rodrigues today expressed grief and sorrow on the demise of Justice R S Pathak, former Chief Justice of India and President of the Tribune Trust, in New Delhi yesterday.
In a condolence message, Gen Rodrigues said that Justice Pathak was a brilliant legal jurist of international fame and a model of humanistic culture, humility and dignity.
During his long distinguished legal career, Justice Pathak delivered seminal judgements and set noble traditions which will continue to be a source of inspiration to the legal fraternity for all time, Gen Rodrigues said.
He said Justice Pathak brought glory to the institution of Justice, which he served so well. He will always be remembered for a significant contribution in different facets of public life, the Governor said.
Gen Rodrigues conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to members of the bereaved family and prayed to the Almighty to give them the strength to bear the loss.
Punjab Congress President and leader of Opposition, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal also expressed grief over the death of Justice Pathak.
Condoling the death, Mrs Bhattal said Justice Pathak was a great legal luminary who during his long illustrious career had endeared himself to everybody with his objectivity, clarity of thought and vision.
With his death the country had lost a great personality which had left an indelible mark in the society and legal circles, she said.
Mrs Bhattal prayed for peace to the departed soul and courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss.