Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has deeply condoled the passing away of former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice J.S. Verma, saying his contributions in the legal field, especially on social issues, such as crimes against women and human rights in general, will be remembered for a long time to come.
"I am deeply grieved to learn about the sad demise of Justice J S Verma, former Chief justice of India. Justice Verma was an eminent jurist of our country who served as Judge of the High Court, Supreme Court and Chief Justice of India with great distinction. As Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, he was steadfast in his mandated task of promotion and protection of human rights for all during a difficult period. His contributions in the legal field, especially on social issues, such as crimes against women and human rights in general, will be remembered for a long time to come," said Vice President Ansari.
"I convey my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family. I pray to the Almighty to give them strength and fortitude to withstand this loss," he added in his condolence message.
The mortal remains of the former Chief Justice of India were consigned to flames in the presence of prominent political leaders and those from legal fraternity on Tuesday.
The funeral pyre was lit by Verma's grandson Amirudh at the Lodhi crematorium here where former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanian, a close associate, joined in performing the last rites.
Verma, who is survived by wife Pushpa and two daughters Shubra and Rashmi, passed away last night at Medanta hospital where he was admitted on Friday following liver problems and bleeding in stomach. (ANI)