West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed deep condolences at the sad demise of former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir.
In her condolence message, Banerjee said with the passing away of Kabir the country has lost a legal luminary.
“Condolences on the passing of fmr CJ Altamas Kabir ji. My thoughts with his family/colleagues. India & Bengal have lost a legal luminary,” Banerjee tweeted.
Kabir, who was suffering from kidney ailment and related complications, died at 2.52 PM, a senior hospital official told PTI.
The former CJI is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
Kabir was appointed as the Chief Justice of India on September 29, 2012.
He retired on July 19, 2013.