Kanta Kumari Bhatnagar

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Kanta Kumari Bhatnagar
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Judge Bhatnagar
Born1929/1930
Died13 August 2011 (age 81)
Known forHigh court judge
chairperson of the Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission

Kanta Kumari Bhatnagar (Hindi: कान्ता भटनागर [1] c. 1930 - 13 August 2011) was a judge and human rights activist in India. Bhatnagar was the first woman to become a Chief Justice of the Madras High Court and was the first chairperson of the Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission.[2]

Biography[edit]

Bhatnagar worked as a judge in Rajasthan in 1968.[2] She became the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court in June 1992.[2] She was the first woman to serve as chief justice of that court[3] and held that post for around five months.[4]

Bhatnagar became the first chair of the Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission in 2000.[1]

She died at age 81 of a heart attack in Udaipur on 13 August 2011.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Former Chairman & Members". Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Former Madras CJ passes away". The Hindu. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 2017-07-30.
  3. ^ "New CJ of Madras HC sworn in; governor, CM present". Eenadu English Portal. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 2017-07-30.
  4. ^ Subramanil, A. (30 June 2017). "Madras High Court gets all-woman first bench for 1st time in 135 years - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-07-30.