Patna, Nov 03(UNI) Former Chief Justice of Supreme Court Lalit Mohan Sharma died here today at his residence following a protracted illness. He was 80.
Survived by a son and a daughter, Mr Justice Sharma had started his legal profession in 1950 as advocate of Patna High Court. In 1973 he was appointed Judge of Patna High Court and later became Judge of Supreme Court in 1987. In 1992, he was appointed the Chief Justice of the Apex court.
A resident of Musi village in Jehanabad district of Bihar, Justice Sharma belonged to a family of legal fraternity as his father Lal Narain Sinha was the Attorney General of India.
Soon after receiving the news of death of Justice Sharma, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited his residence and offered floral tributes.
In his message, Mr Kumar described the departed former Chief Justice as a great legal luminary who left an indelible mark on the prestigious judicial profession. He prayed to the Almighty for the peace of the departed soul.
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