Noted Gandhian and former Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Chandrashekhar Shankar Dharmadhikari passed away in the wee hours of Thursday at a private hospital in the city. He was 92.
A recipient of Padmabhushan Award, Justice Dharmadhikari was born in Raipur, the then undivided Madhya Pradesh on November 20, 1927.
He did his schooling from Nav Bharat Vidyalaya, Wardha, and pursued his higher studies from S B City College, Nagpur, Noshar Mahavidyala, University College of Law Nagpur. He had also actively participated in the freedom struggle.
He was enrolled as an advocate of the Nagpur High Court on October 25, 1956, with Bombay High Court on July 21, 1958 and with the Supreme Court on July 20, 1959. He was appointed Assistant Government Pleader at Nagpur in August 1965 and Additional Government Pleader High Court at Bombay, Nagpur Bench, in October, 1970.
He was appointed as Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on July 13, 1972 and Permanent Judge from November 24, 1972. He retired on November 20, 1989.
He will be consigned to flames later in the day at Ambazari Ghat at 4 pm.