Justice Leila Seth, First Woman Judge Of Delhi HC, Passes Away


New Delhi: Justice Leila Seth, mother of noted author Vikram Seth and first woman judge of the Delhi High Court, passed away on Saturday, reports news agency PTI.

Seth breathed her last at her residence in Noida. She was also the first woman to have become the Chief Justice of a state High Court.

In addition, she had also become the first woman to top the London  bar exam in 1958. Seth was appointed as the Delhi High Court judge in 1978 and was made the chief justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court in 1991.

Seth was born in Lucknow in October, 1930. Writer and Historian Ramachandra Guha took to Twitter and shared his condolences. “Justice Leila Seth was a remarkable human being, an exceptional Indian, a sublime combination of intelligence, grace, and courage,” he said.