Hon'ble Mr. Justice S. Murtaza Fazal Ali
Former Judge, Supreme Court
Term of Office: 02/04/1975 to 20/08/1985
The Hon'ble Mr. S. Murtaza Fazal Ali – Born on December 20, 1920. Received primary education in St. Joseph convent, Patna (Bihar). School education in Patna collegiate School, Patna; passed Matriculation in 1936 and B.A.(Hons.) in English in 1940. Attended the I.C.S. Coaching Classes of the Aligarh University from 1942 to 1943. Passed B.L. From Patna University in Ist Division. Enrolled as Advocate on November 8, 1944 and practised on Civil, Criminal, Original and Constitutional sides of the High Court as also in the Subordinate Courts. Was on the panel of State Lawyers. Appointed Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on April 9, 1958 and Chief Justice of the said High Court in December 1967. Was Chairman of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal in the year 1971, Vice-Chairman of the Amar Singh Club, Srinagar, a Member of the Nehru Award Jury from February 1972 to February 1975. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on April 2, 1975.
Publications: Questions and Answers of Patna University Law Examinations in the Law of Contracts and Torts; Law of Crimes, Hindu Law and Mahomedan Law.