Former CJI Altamas Kabir dies at the age of 68 in Kolkata

Kabir was enrolled as an Advocate in 1973 and practised in the District Court and the Calcutta High Court on Civil and Criminal sides.

Former CJI Altamas Kabir dies at the age of 68 in Kolkata

Former Chief Justice of India, Justice (Retired)  Altamas Kabir passed away today after prolonged illness. He was 68.

Earlier, media reported that he is in a critical condition and is undergoing treatment at Apollo hospital in Kolkata.

"He is on a life support system since his condition is very critical," former Supreme Court judge Ashok Ganguly, who was present at the hospital, had told news agency Press Trust of India.

"He is suffering from a kidney-related ailment," Ganguly, also a close friend of Justice (retd) Kabir, said.

Kabir, 68, was appointed the 39th Chief Justice of India on September 29, 2012, a post he held for 292 days, before his retirement on July 19, 2013.