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Former Chief Justice of India Adarsh Sein Anand Takes Last Breath At Age Of 81

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| December 1 , 2017 , 13:39 IST

The 29th Chief Justice of India Adarsh Sein Anand passed away at the age of 81 on Friday morning. The former CJI served in office from October 10, 1998, to October 31, 2001.

Graduated in Bar-of-Law from Jammu and Kashmir University in 1964, Justice Anand was born on November 1, 1936, and was responsible for setting up a lucrative practice at the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh.

As the age of 38, Justice Anand was appointed as an additional judge to the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and got his permanent seat as the Judge in respective court in 1976. Nine years later, he was promoted to the position of Chief Justice.

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Justice Anand was then transferred to Madras High Court in 1989 and elevated to Supreme Court's judge two years later. The deceased always advocated for providing inexpensive justice to people.

His decisions were always made in public interest including the refusion to extend the time limit for the scrapping of old commercial vehicles which were contributing to the rising pollution levels.

His extraordinary work as the chairman of National Legal Services Authority and establishing Lok Adalats in every district of the country was much appreciated by the masses. He also served as the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission in February 2003.