Sc judge Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul fondly reminisced his tenure as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court, saying Chennai has become his home.
When I was sent to Madras, I thought they were punishing me but then Chennai became my home: Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul
Justice Kaul was speaking at a fund raising event in Chennai for cancer awareness organised by the Tamil Nadu Senior Advocates Forum.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul
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26 Mar, 2023, 11:43 am
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Supreme Court judge Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul fondly reminisced his tenure as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court, saying Chennai has become his home.
Justice Kaul said that he initially had reservations when he was transferred to the Madras High Court but those were dispelled in the 2.5 years he spent at the chartered High Court.
“When I was sent to Madras (as the Chief Justice of the Madras High in 2014) I thought they were punishing me. But in the two and a half years that I spent here, I learnt much about Chennai and about this part of the country. And then Chennai became home for me,” he said.
Justice Kaul said that while serving at the helm of Madras High Court, he learnt about the culture and the way of things in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and the whole of South India.
“I realised that this part of the country is different. It has a great, incomparable way of coming together to help each other. The way citizens come out to stand with each other in support, and I also mean the members of the Bar, is unlike any other place in the country. And they do all this with great humility,” Justice Kaul said.
Justice Kaul was speaking at a fund raising event for cancer awareness organised by the Tamil Nadu Senior Advocates Forum (TNSAF).
TNSAF, a cohort of designated Senior Counsel of the Madras High Court, in association with the veteran theatre group, the Madras Players, staged the play Lakshmikanthan, a theatre adaptation of the real life case of MK Thiagraja v Unknown, one of the most sensational and high profile ones in the history of Madras, and one of the last cases to have been tried under the jury system.
Besides Justice Kaul, retired Supre Court judge, Justice Indira Banerjee, sitting Supreme Court judge, Justice V Ramasubramanian, and former Chief scientist of the World Health Organisation, Dr Soumya Swaminathan were also present for the event. Several judges, senior counsel, and lawyers from Madras High Court were also in the audience.
TNSAF convenors and senior members, NL Rajah, P Wilson and PS Raman handed over a cheque worth ₹1.85 crore, the amount raised through the charity event, to the Cancer Institute.
Incidentally, the idea of TNSAF, was proposed first by Justice Kaul.
“He is the one who said why don’t you senior lawyers get together as a formal organisation to take up necessary causes affecting members of the Bar and the courts,” Rajah said.
Justice Kaul said that he was happy to see that the organisation had not only taken his advice to support members of the Bar and help young associates, but that it had gone a step ahead to work for a noble charitable cause