Notable human rights activist and former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Justice Rajinder Sachar passed away on Friday.
Mr. Sachar enrolled as an Advocate in April, 1952, and began practicing at the Supreme Court from December, 1960. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court in February, 1970, and was confirmed as a Permanent Judge in July, 1972, making his way to Chief Justiceship in August, 1985.
Since his retirement in December, 1985, he has been associated with the rights group, People's Union for Civil Liberties. He also chaired the committee set up by the previous UPA government to look at the social, economic and educational status of Muslims in India.