Sarat Kumar Ghosh

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Sir Sarat Kumar Ghosh
Sarath Ghosh in Chicago.jpg
Ghosh in Chicago, United States in 1917.
Born 1878
Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died 1962
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Occupation Civil servant, Judge
Spouse(s) Lady Niraja Nalini Ghosh (nee Dé)
Ghosh in Chicago, United States on 13 August 1917.

Sir Sarat Kumar Ghosh, ICS (1878-1962) was a civil servant and a jurist.

Background and education[edit]

He was the son of Rai Bahadur Tarini Kumar Ghosh, Inspector General of Registration of the Government of Bengal. He was a student of Mitra Institution, Calcutta and Presidency College, Calcutta. He was married to Niraj Nalini Ghosh (née De), the second daughter of Brajendranath De, the 8th Indian member of the Indian Civil Service. After his marriage he went to Trinity College, Cambridge where he successfully took the Open Competitive Service Examination, joining the judicial wing of the service.[1] He joined the ICS in 1903.[2] He was also called to the Bar by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.[3]

Career[edit]

He was the Additional Judge of Chittagong, District Judge of Comilla and then the District Judge of Hooghly in 1929. Later, he appointed as a Puisne Judge of the Calcutta High Court. He was conferred a knighthood in 1938.[4] He became the Chief Justice of the Indian Princely State of Jaipur and then the last Chief Justice of the Indian Princely State of Kashmir from 29 March 1946 to 29 March 1948. He was one of the last officials of the former regime in Kashmir to have left the state just before the first Indo-Pakistan war broke out in 1948.[5] He was also Chairman of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission.[6]

Later life[edit]

After retirement, he was appointed as a steward of the Royal Calcutta Turf Club, a position he retained until the end of his life.[7]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Chief Justice of Jaipur
1942-1946
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ganga Nath
Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir
1946–1948
Succeeded by
Janki Nath Wazir
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Chairman, Rajasthan Public Service Commission Succeeded by
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Steward of the Royal Calcutta Turf Club
1952-1962
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