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Former CJI S H Kapadia passes away

Former Chief Justice of India Sarosh Homi Kapadia, who delivered some landmark judgements, passed away on Monday night following a cardiac arrest, Bombay High Court sources said on Tuesday. He was 68 and is survived by wife, son, who is a Chartered Accountant, and daughter. Justice Kapadia’s funeral was held as per Parsi tradition this evening at ‘Tower of Silence’ at Kemps Corner, South Mumbai. The judges and staff of the High Court were among those who attended the last rites. Born in 1947 in Mumbai (then Bombay), Justice Kapadia graduated from the city-based Government Law College, the oldest law institute in Asia. Justice Kapadia started his career as a Class IV employee. He later joined Gagrat & Co, a law firm, as a clerk and went on to work with Feroze Damania, a popular ‘firebrand’ labour lawyer.
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