CJI DY Chandrachud’s poetic style seen on Justice SK Kaul’s farewell

CJI DY Chandrachud: Senior Supreme Court judge Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul retired on Friday (December 15). On this occasion, a farewell program was organized for Justice Kaul. Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud was seen in a different style in this program. He surprised everyone by reciting a couplet during the program.

While addressing Justice Kaul, CGI read a couplet written by famous Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. He said, ‘Maykada is deserted, Khum-o-Sagar is sad. When you left, the spring days became sullen.

Met at St. Stephen’s College
After this he recalled his days and said, “I met Justice Kaul for the first time in St. Stephen’s College. We were in the first batch after the Emergency. We had many discussions in the canteen. Our love for theatre. Made us friends.”

Justice Kaul contested student union elections
The Chief Justice said that he (Justice Kaul) contested the student union elections and we supported him. Since I was good at reading and writing, I was given the job of preparing their manifesto. After graduating from St. Stephen’s, both of them met at the Campus Law Center of Delhi University. He was a batchmate here too and it was from here that he studied law.

SK Kaul used to make notes
CJI told that Sanjay used to make notes during LLB. His notes were quite famous in the campus. However, he never prepared his notes in a practice book because he knew that people would not return his notes.

Became Supreme Court judge in 2017
Justice Kaul became an additional judge in the Delhi High Court in 2001. After this, in 2003, he was appointed Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court. In 2014, he took over as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court and became a Justice of the Supreme Court in February 2017. Justice Kaul’s tenure is till December 25.

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