Courts in Punjab And Haryana shall remain closed on April 26 on account of sad demise of Justice Shantanagoudar[Read Notification]

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It is notified that High Court And all the subordinate courts of Punjab, Haryana and UT, Chandigarh shall remain closed on April 26,2021(Monday) on account of sad demise of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar, Judge of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India as a mark of respect to the late Hon’ble Judge.

Supreme Court judge Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar died at a private hospital in Gurgaon, sources said on Sunday. He was 62.

The mortal remains of the judge will be taken to his Rajaji Nagar residence in Bengaluru, where last rites will be conducted.

Justice Shantanagoudar was admitted to the Medanta Hospital due to a lung infection and was in the ICU. His condition was stated to be stable till late Saturday evening, but deteriorated later, sources said.

Justice Shantanagoudar was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court on February 17, 2017. He would have remained in office till May 5, 2023.

He was born on May, 5, 1958, in Karnataka and got himself enrolled as an advocate on September 5, 1980. He was appointed as an additional judge of the Karnataka High Court on May 12, 2003, and became a permanent judge in the court in September 2004.

Later, Justice Shantanagoudar was transferred to the Kerala High Court, where he assumed charge as the acting chief justice on August 1, 2016.

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

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