NEW DELHI: A noted human rights activist and former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar died on Friday here at a private hospital at the age of 94.
“He was admitted in Fortis Hospital two weeks ago and was undergoing treatment for ailments related to old age. He passed away at around 12 p.m.,” a family member told.
Sachar was the chairperson of a Sachar Committee, constituted by then Congress-led central government, which submitted a report on the social, economic and educational status of the Muslim community of India.
The panel of the 7-judge, named the Sachar Commitee, had submitted its findings in a 403-page report in Parliament in November 2006.
Sachar, one of the finest jurists and a man of courage was born on December 22, 1923. He was the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court from August 6, 1985, to December 22, 1985.
Since his retirement, he had been associated with the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, a rights group.