Former Bombay High Court Judge Bhimrao N. Naik Passes Away

Team SoOLEGAL 17 Sep 2019 12:25pm

Former Bombay High Court Judge Bhimrao N. Naik Passes Away

Bhimrao N. Naik, who was a senior law professor and former Judge of the High Court of Bombay passed away on Monday, at the age of 79.

Naik is survived by his wife and two sons with their families. He was born on January 23, 1940 in Karnataka and completed his graduation in Law from Pune University in April 1964. He was then enrolled as an advocate with the State Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa and started his practice from the District and Sessions Court, Solapur, Maharashtra.

The former Bombay HC Judge had also served as a Professor in Dayanand Law College, Solapur from 1964 to 1969. In November 1969, he shifted his practice to the Bombay High Court and handled both criminal and civil cases on the appellate side.

He was a Professor in K.C. Law College, Mumbai from 1969 to 1976. In 1989, Naik was designated as A Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court.

He served as a Special Govt. Counsel for the State of Maharashtra and also as a Standing Counsel for Municipal Corporation of Solapur, Barshi and Miraj.

Justice Naik was the most sought-after Counsel in the Bombay High Court especially for matters relating to Rent-Control Act, Co-operative Societies and Constitutional law and had practiced for nearly 28 years at High Court before being elevated as a Judge.

He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court in 1992 and was made a permanent Judge after two years. However, Naik resigned from the said position in 1994 itself stating personal reasons and started practicing in the Supreme Court for a span of 16 years. He shifted back to Bombay in 2010 and worked exclusively as an Arbitrator.

Justice Naik was the recipient of various awards including Vithalpant Tulpule Gold Medal for Proficiency in Law, L. B. Bhopatkar Award and the VishvanathParvati Law Prize amongst others.  

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