The Supreme Court Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Friday informed about the demise of former Supreme Court judge Justice M.Y. Eqbal who passed away last night.
Later, the Court has issued a circular that Justice M.Y. Eqbal, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, has left for heavenly abode yesterday i.e. 6th May 2021 at Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon at 11:31 pm.
The circular issued by the Court said, “The last rites would be performed today i.e. 7th May 2021 at Panj Peeran Kabristaan, Nizamuddin around 1:30 pm to 2 pm.”
Justice Eqbal was 70 years old. He was a judge in the Apex Court from December 2012 to February 2016. He had earlier served as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court. On May 9, 1996, he was appointed as a permanent judge in the Patna High Court. Earlier, he used to practice as a lawyer in the Patna High Court.
He was enrolled as an Advocate in 1975 and initially practiced exclusively on the civil side in civil courts, Ranchi. He shifted practice to the Ranchi Bench of the Patna High Court in 1986 and became Government Pleader in the Ranchi Bench of Patna High Court in 1990.
In 1993, he became Government Advocate in the High Court. During this period, he practiced in civil, criminal, Constitutional, and tax matters. He also worked as retained Counsel and Legal Adviser of almost all the Banks, Insurance Company, Electricity Board, Housing Board, University, and other Government and semi Government Undertakings.