Markandey Katju was born on 20 September 1946 in the city of Nawabs, Lucknow, India. He is from law and politics background family. His father was S.N. Katju, who was formerly a Judge of the Allahabad High Court and grandfather was India’s leading lawyers and participated in the country’s freedom movement named K.N. Katju.
In his first practice, he was appointed at the Allahabad High court in the year of 1970-91 and he did his specialisations in Labour Law, Taxation as well as Writ petitions. Katju has also worked for standing Counsel, Income Tax Department and been elected to the Bench of Allahabad High Court in 1991. After this, he was also appointed as the acting Chief Justice of Allahabad & Madras High Court in 2004 and November 2004 and the chief Justice of Delhi High Court in October 2005.
His elevation took place with the Supreme Court of India in 2006 and got retirement from the same position on 19 September 2011, after serving the fantabulous tenure of 20 years in the judiciary department.
His peculiarity was solving out 100- plus matters in a week. He wrote many articles on Injustice to Urdu in India, The Role ofArt, Literature and Media.
Salary: Not Known
Awards and Achievements:
He was awarded HonorisCausa, a Doctor of Philosophy from Lalbahadur Shastri Sanskrit University, New Delhi.
Katju wrote various books like Law in the Scientific Era, Interpretation of Taxing Statues etc.He has served as a Member, International Association of Refugee Law Judges.
He is an Honorary Professor of law at the National Law University, Delhi and many more.
His achievements and Controversies both are innumerable. Katju said “90 per cent of Indians are idiots and also criticized Salman Rushdie’s novel Satanic Verses, although he also notified his speech from various judiciary articles of freedom of speech.
Later he was troubled for writing on Facebook Page about Oriya, although it was cleared and Delhi Odia Students send him a bouquet and a card of “get well soon”. And one of his posts on Facebook also created problem.
Katju also commented on Pakistan and India reunification, gay relationship and honour killing etc.
- Name: Markandey Katju
- Date of Birth: September 20, 1946
- Nationality: Indian
- Place of Birth: Lucknow
- School: Lucknow
- College: Topped the Allahabad University LL.B examination
- Education: LL.B
- Father: ShivnathKatju
- Mother: Not known
- Brother: Not known
- Sister: Not Known
- Friend: Arun Jaitley
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Rupa
- Religion: Hinduism
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Height: Not Known
- Weight: Not Known
- Eye Colour: Black
- Hair Colour: Black
- Profession: Supreme Court Judge, writer, Lecturer
- Language Known: Hindi, English, Kashmiri