|Ranbir Raj Kapoor|
|Profession||Chief Justice of India|
|Date of Birth||9. November 1957|
|Age (as in 2022)||65 Years|
|Father Name||Umesh Ranganath Lalit|
|Mother Name||Name not known|
|Wife Name||Mrs. Amita Uday Lalit|
Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was born to U.R. Lalit on 9 November 1957, a former additional judge of the Bombay High Court Nagpur Bench, in Solapur, Maharashtra. He received his law degree from the Government Law College in Mumbai.
He is one of six senior counsels who have been appointed directly to the Supreme Court. He is the second Chief Justice of India to be directly elevated to the supreme court from the bar, after Justice S.M Sikri, who served as the 13th Chief Justice in 1971.
He previously served as a Supreme Court of India Judge. He was a senior counsel at the Supreme Court before being appointed as a judge.
Lalit was born on 9 November 1957 in Solapur, Maharashtra in a Hindu family. His father U.R. Lalit was also a lawyer. He did his schooling at Haribhai Devkaran High School and junior college in Solapur, he further did his graduation from Government Law College, Mumbai.UU Lalit’s wife’s name is Amita Uday Lalit. Highly inspired by the Montessori teaching methodology, Amita founded the Stimulus School in Noida in 2011. Together, they have two sons, Shreeyash Lalit, a lawyer, and Harshad Lalit.
Uday Umesh Biography
Real Name: – Uday Umesh Lalit
Profession: -Judge of the Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice of India
Father Name: – Umesh Ranganath Lalit
Mother Name: – Name not known
Wife: – Mrs. Amita Uday Lalit
Children: – Shreeyash Lalit and Harshad Lalit
Date of Birth: – 9. November 1957
Age in 2022: – 65
Place of Birth: – Solapur, Maharashtra
Nationality: – Indian
Weight: – 79 Kg
Height: – 1.75Meters
LEGAL CAREER OF JUSTICE UDAY UMESH LALIT
In June 1983, UU Lalit became a member of the Maharashtra and Goa Bar Council. He began his legal career with advocate M.A. Rane. In 1985, he relocated his practice to Delhi. He joined the chambers of senior advocate Pravin H. Parekh in Delhi.
Years later, a Supreme Court bench comprising of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly appointed him as the Central Bureau of Investigation’s special public prosecutor (CBI). Three years later, the Supreme Court collegium led by then-Court of India Chief Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha recommended his appointment as a Supreme Court judge. He became the sixth lawyer to be directly elevated to the Supreme Court in August 2014. Justice Lalit primarily specialized in criminal law.
During his stint as a lawyer, he was appointed as the Special Public Prosecutor by the top court for the CBI to conduct trials in all the 2G spectrum scam cases
One of the path-breaking verdicts Justice Lalit was part of was the August 2017 judgment by a five-judge Constitution bench which by a 3:2 majority ruled the practice of divorce through instant ‘triple talaq’ as “void”, “illegal” and “unconstitutional”. While the then Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer were in favor of putting on hold the judgment for six months and asking the government to come out with a law to that effect, justice Lalit held the practice as violative of the Constitution.
A bench headed by Justice Lalit had ruled the erstwhile royal family of Travancore has the management right over the historic Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala, one of the richest shrines, holding that the rule of “heritability must get attached to a right of Shebait” (servitor) of the temple.
In another significant judgment, in November 2021, a bench headed by Justice Lalit had ruled that touching sexual parts of a child’s body or any act involving physical contact with ‘sexual intent’ amounts to ‘sexual assault’ under section 7 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act as the most important ingredient is sexual intent and not skin-to-skin contact.
Justice Lalit was also on the two-judge bench which held that the prescribed 6-month waiting period under Section 13B(2) of the Hindu Marriage Act, for divorce by mutual consent, is not mandatory.
Justice Lalit also represented Salman Khan in his 1998 poaching case, when the actor was charged with killing two blackbucks, an endangered species of antelope. Further, he reportedly represented BJP leader and then Gujarat Minister of State for Home, Amit Shah, who was charged with murder in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case.
In the exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, President Droupadi Murmu appointed Shri Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Judge of the Supreme Court, as the 49th Chief Justice of India.