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Kolkata: Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Sunday passed away at a city hospital here on Sunday afternoon.

68-year-old Kabir, who was suffering from a kidney ailment and related complications, died at 2.52 pm, a senior hospital official told PTI. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son, his son-in-law Leon D’Souza said.

Kabir was appointed as the Chief Justice of India on 29 September 2012. He retired on 19 July 2013.

Born on 19 July 1948, Kabir was enrolled as an advocate in 1973 and practised in the district court and the Calcutta high court in civil and criminal sides. He was appointed as a permanent judge in the Calcutta high court on 6 August 1990.

Kabir was thereafter appointed as the Chief Justice of Jharkhand high court on 1 March 2005 and was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of India on 9 September 2005.

Seven years later, he was appointed as the 39th Chief Justice of India, a post he held for 292 days.

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