The SC announced on Monday that it was suspending judicial working day as a mark of respect to Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar, who passed away on 24 April 2021.
All cases listed today will be taken tomorrow.
The full court observed a two-minute silence to condole the death of Justice Shantanagoudar.
“We are deeply saddened by the untimely demise of our brother, who passed away in the late evening of April 24. As a token of respect in memory of the departed soul, we observe a two-minute silent Supreme Court”, Chief Justice Raman said.
High courts of Allahabad, Karnataka, Punjab and Haryana, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh are closed today to condole the death of Justice Shantanagoudar. Subordinate courts of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana are also closed today in this count.
The Chief Justice of India spoke to Justice Shantanagoudar’s son and expressed his condolences to the bereaved family on behalf of the Supreme Court’s brother and sister judges.
Justice Ramana has long shared the bench with Justice Shantanagoudar to deal with a number of important matters.
On the night of Saturday (April 24), Justice Shantanagoudar succumbed to his prolonged illness.
He was a high-ranking Supreme Court judge in February 2017 and served until May 5, 2023. Prior to his elevation to the Supreme Court, Justice Shantanagoudar was the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.