SC judge Justice MM Shantanagoudar passes away

He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court in February 2017.

Supreme Court judge Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar passed away on Sunday at the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram where he was admitted to the hospital due to a lung infection and was in the ICU, sources said. He was earlier suffering from cancer. It is not yet clear whether the judge was suffering from COVID-19. He was 62.

His condition was said to be stable till late Saturday night but around 12.30 am, the doctors attending him broke the news of his demise to the family, a court official said.

Justice Shantanagoudar was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court on February 17, 2017. He was born on May, 5, 1958 in Karnataka and got himself enrolled as an advocate on September 5, 1980.

Later, 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. In 2016, he 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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