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Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Jan 2019 10:09:59


Staff Reporter,

Eminent Gandhian thinker and former Acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Chandrashekhar Shankar Dharmadhikari died at a private hospital in the wee hours of Thursday. He was 91. Justice Dharmadhikari was not keeping well and two days back he was admitted at Avanti Hospital where he breathed his last at around 1.30 am.
He is survived by two sons, senior Bombay High Court judge Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari and senior lawyer Ashutosh Dharmadhikari, and daughter Dr Aruna Patil.

Justice Dharmadhikari was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2003. Son of noted thinker Dada Dharmadhikari, Justice C S Dharmadhikari was born on November 20, 1927 at Raipur and did his schooling from Nav Bharat Vidyalaya, Wardha, and obtained law degree from University College of Law Nagpur. He was enrolled as an Advocate of the Nagpur High Court on October 25, 1956. He was appointed as the Assistant Government Pleader at Nagpur in August 1965 and Additional Government Pleader of Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court in October, 1970. He was elevated as judge of the Bombay High Court on July 13, 1972 and became permanent judge on November 24, 1972 and retired on November 20, 189 after an eventful 17-year-long stint. He was closely associated with several Gandhian institutions and known for his scholarly oratory. He left a lasting impact on social field and inspired scores of social workers and youngsters to undertake path-breaking work for underprivileged.

The mortal remains of late Justice Dharmadhikari were taken to Sarvoday Ashram on Amravati Road where a large number of people from different walks of life paid their last homage to him. Education Minister Vinod Tawde laid a wreath on mortal remains of Justice Dharmadhikari at Sarvoday Ashram on Thursday afternoon. He was accompanied by MLC Anil Sole, Sandip Joshi and consoled the family members.

The last rites were performed at Ambazari with full state honours. District Collector Ashwin Mudgal laid the wreath on behalf of State Government while Commissioner of Police Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay laid the wreath on behalf of Director General of Police. The guard of honour was accorded to him by armed police personnel.

Noted industrialist Rahul Bajaj, members of Bajaj family, Dr Abhay Bang and Dr Rani Bang, leading Gandhian workers also paid their last homage to Justice Dharmadhikari.
His daughter Dr Aruna Patil performed the last rites in presence of family members and a large number of legal luminaries including past and present judges of Supreme Court and High Court.

Ex-Supreme Court judges Justice D M Dharmadhikari, Justice V S Sirpurkar, senior administrative judge of Nagpur bench Justice Ravi Deshpande, Justice Z A Haq, Justice Atul Chandurkar, Justice Sunil Shukre, Justice V M Deshpande, Justice Rohit Deo, Justice Manish Pitale, Justice Murlidhar Giratkar, Justice Vinay Joshi, ex-MLA Ashish Deshmukh, Anantrao Gharad, VCA President Adv Anand Jaiswal, Senior Counsel Subodh Dharmadhikari, HCBA President Anil Kilor, DCP Chinmay Pandit, and other distinguished citizens from all walks of life paid tributes to departed soul.

Senior Administrative Judge of Nagpur bench Justice Ravi Deshpande presided over condolence meeting and on behalf of Bombay High Court CJ Naresh Patil and all sister and brother judges of the Bombay High Court expressed “deep sense of sorrow over the sad demise of former Acting CJ Justice Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari,” and offered condolences.