Former Acting Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court, Justice Vijay Manohar Sahai, aged 68, passed away on Tuesday, 11 May 2021, after a prolonged illness.
Justice Sahai graduated in Law from the University of Allahabad in 1975 and got enrolled as an advocate in January, 1976. He started practice in the chambers of his father Sri R.M. Sahai, who retired as Judge, Supreme Court of India in 1995 and he practiced mainly on Civil, Tax, Revenue, and Constitutional sides.
The former Chief Justice also worked as a Brief Holder for the State of U.P. from 1983 to 1989 and was appointed Standing Counsel for the Public Service Commission, U.P., Allahabad, Ghaziabad Development Authority, Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation, U.P. State Electricity Board. He was appointed Standing Counsel for the New India Assurance Co., Union Bank of India, and Allahabad Bank. He was then elevated as permanent Judge on 05/02/1999 and was later on transferred to Gujarat High Court.