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The parting gift

The glowing tributes paid and the media coverage accorded to Bombay High Court (BHC) Justice Shahrukh Kathawalla on his retirement this March was rare for a judge of this august institution. But there was nothing usual about the man who regularly burned the midnight oil in the courtroom, hearing cases and ensuring justice was meted out to the deserving. As the Bombay Bar Association vice president Dr Birendra Saraf noted at the March 22 farewell event, "There will never be another Justice Kathawalla in the BHC" (see "Kathawalla’s benchmark," pg 19). For anyone who has spent long hours over many......

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