President of India Condoles the Passing Away of Shri Altamas Kabir

Altamas Kabir was the 39th Chief Justice of India.

Kabir died in Kolkata (West Bengal) on 19 February 2017, following a prolonged illness.

He was 68. He was suffering from renal disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease and urinary TB.


In office
29 September 2012 – 18 July 2013

Preceded by S. H. Kapadia
Succeeded by P. Sathasivam


“…Please accept my heartfelt condolences and convey them to the members of your family. I pray to the Almighty to give you and your family the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss”




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