“You might be missed quite a bit,” was how Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud mentioned his farewell to “Tiger Shah” – Justice MR Shah – who demitted workplace as a Supreme Court choose right now.
DY Chandrachud additionally quoted Pakistani poet Obaidullah Aleem and mentioned, “Aankh se dur sahi dil se kahan jayega, jaane wale tu hamein yaad bahut ayega (You could be removed from our sight, however not from our hearts, we are going to miss you numerous).”
The chief justice mentioned he calls Justice Shah as “Tiger Shah” for his braveness and combating spirit.
“Justice Shah’s entry into the collegium on November 9, 2022 coincided with my very own appointment as chief justice on that day…. He has been a stable colleague for me within the collegium, stuffed with sensible knowledge. He was full of wonderful recommendation which helped us significantly once we made the primary seven appointments in a brief span of time,” Justice Chandrachud mentioned.
Both the judges had been on the identical bench on the time of the pandemic and each heard many circumstances concerning oxygen and different preparations concerning Covid.
The Chief Justice recalled the time he met Mr Shah on the Gujarat High Court in 1998. He mentioned he needed to seem in a case however he forgot his robe in Mumbai and Justice Shah organized a robe for him from his junior.
Justice Chandrachud praised his “great” sense of humour and mentioned his pet phrase is right. “He has been a stable ally within the collegium his recommendation is all the time the very best,” he mentioned.
An emotional Justice Shah thanked the Bar for the farewell perform and mentioned he had carried out his duties with out worry, favour or ill-will.
“I’ve performed my innings very properly. I’ve all the time adopted my conscience. I’ve all the time believed in God and karma. I’ve by no means anticipated something…I all the time adopted the Gita,” he mentioned.
With the retirement of Justice Shah, who was appointed to the highest court docket on November 2, 2018, the variety of judges within the high court docket will now come right down to 32, together with the CJI. A day earlier than, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari demitted from workplace.
The Supreme Court has the sanctioned energy of 34 judges.