By | 02 Mar 2023 at 11:49 PM
AMU mourns the demise of former Chief Justice Aziz Mushabbar Ahmadi

Justice AM Ahmadi (Aziz Mushabbar Ahmadi), 91, former Chief Justice of India and former Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, passed away Thursday morning.

Prof. Tariq Mansoor, vice chancellor of AMU, expressed profound sorrow and grief upon Justice Ahmadi’s passing, noting that the university enjoyed a close and long-lasting relationship with him during his two terms as Chancellor.

“His death is a personal loss for the AMU fraternity members. I expressed my deepest condolences to his family and friends and prayed for him to be elevated in Jannah,” he added.

In September 2003, after leaving the Supreme Court, Justice Ahmadi became Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, where he served two terms until 2010.

Born in Surat in 1932, he served as Chief Justice of India from 1994 to 1997.

In 1954, Ahmadi began his legal career. He was appointed to the Ahmedabad City Civil and Sessions Court before being elevated to the Gujarat High Court.

In December 1988, he was appointed to the Supreme Court, and in 1994 he became the 26th Chief Justice.

Indra Sawhney v. Union of India and Ismail Faruqui v. Union of India are two notable High Court decisions in which he participated. Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court of India in December 1988, he served on the Ravi and Beas Waters Disputes Tribunal as part of the Rajiv-Longowal Settlement.

Justice Ahmadi penned over 230 decisions while seated on 811 benches in the Supreme Court of India.