The legal fraternity in India is mourning the passing of former Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala, Thottathil B Radhakrishnan. He passed away on Sunday, 25th July 2021, at the age of 62. Justice Radhakrishnan was known for his deep understanding of the law and his commitment to upholding justice and fairness.
Born in 1959 in Kerala, Justice Radhakrishnan completed his law degree from Government Law College, Ernakulam. He started his legal career as a lawyer in 1983 and practised in various courts, including the High Court of Kerala. In 2004, he was appointed as a judge of the High Court of Kerala. He served as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala from 2018 to 2019.
During his tenure as a judge, Justice Radhakrishnan heard several important cases and delivered landmark judgments. He was known for his expertise in constitutional law, criminal law, and administrative law. He was also a proponent of judicial activism and believed that the judiciary had a vital role to play in protecting the rights of citizens.
Justice Radhakrishnan was a strong advocate for social justice and equality. He championed the cause of marginalized communities and was known for his progressive views on issues such as gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and environmental protection. He was also a vocal critic of the death penalty and believed that it had no place in a civilized society.
The passing of Justice Radhakrishnan has been met with an outpouring of grief and tributes from the legal community. Many have described him as a brilliant jurist, a compassionate human being, and a true champion of justice. His legacy will continue to inspire generations of lawyers and judges to uphold the principles of justice, fairness, and equality.
In conclusion, the passing of former Chief Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan is a great loss to the legal fraternity in India. His contributions to the field of law and his commitment to upholding justice and fairness will be remembered for years to come. May his soul rest in peace.