Supreme Court's Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar passes away at Gurugram hospital

The judge was admitted to the Medanta hospital due to a lung infection and was in the ICU, sources said

Press Trust of India April 25, 2021 10:36:32 IST
Supreme Court's Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar passes away at Gurugram hospital

Supreme Court judge Mohan Shantanagoudar, who passed away on Sunday. Image courtesy: Karnataka High Court official website

New Delhi: Supreme Court judge Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar died at a private hospital in Gurgaon, sources said on Sunday.

He was 62.

Justice Shantanagoudar was admitted to the Medanta hospital due to a lung infection and was in the ICU, the sources said.

His condition was stated to be stable till late Saturday night but around 12.30 am, the doctors attending him broke the sad news to the family, a court official told PTI.

The sources did not confirm or deny whether the judge was suffering from COVID-19 .

Justice Shantanagoudar was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court on 17 February, 2017.

He was born on 5 May, 1958 in Karnataka and got himself enrolled as an advocate on 5 September, 1980.

He was appointed as an additional judge of the Karnataka High Court on 12 May, 2003 and became a permanent judge in the court in September, 2004.

Later, he was transferred to the Kerala High Court, where he assumed charge as the Acting Chief Justice on 1 August, 2016.

He became the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court on 22 September, 2016, before being elevated as an apex court judge.

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