Correct Answer : Option (B) - Chief Justice of India
Former Chief Justice of India "Ramesh Chandra Lahoti" died on Wednesday(23rd Mar 2022) evening in a hospital in Delhi, reported PTI. He was 81-years-old.
Lahoti was the 35th chief justice. He was appointed on June 1, 2004, and served till November 1, 2005, according to the National Legal Services Authority.
Born on November 1, 1940, Lahoti joined the Bar in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh in 1960 and enrolled as an advocate in 1962. He was appointed as a districts and sessions judge in April 1977, a role that he resigned from after a year. He went back to practising law in the High Court.
On May 3, 1988, he was appointed the additional judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court and made permanent judge on October 4, 1989. He was then transferred to Delhi High Court on February 7, 1994.
Lahoti was then made a judge of the Supreme Court of India on December 9, 1998, a post he served for seven years. During these years, he authored 342 judgements, of which 21.6% was criminal, 18.1% was civil and 14.9% was tenancy related matters, according to the Supreme Court Observer..Source : Scroll