Chief Justice of Pakistan (retd.) Rana Bhagwandas passed away in Karachi today (Monday), According to sources, the former acting Chief Justice was suffering from heart ailment. He left us at the age of 73. He was admitted to a private hospital in a critical condition where he passed away early morning as a result of cardiac arrest. His final rituals will be offered today at 4:00 pm
Bhagwandas remained as the acting CJP during the 2007 judicial crisis and also briefly when Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry went on foreign tours in 2005 and 2006. He became the first Hindu and the second non-Muslim to serve as chief of the highest court in Pakistan. Bhagwandas also worked as the Chairman of Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan.
Chief Justice Rana Bhagwandas was born on 20 December 1942 into a Hindu Sindhi Rajput family. He was born in Naseerabad, Larkana District of Sindh. He studied law and received a Masters degree in Islamic studies. He joined the bar in 1965. He joined judicial system in 1967. Justice Rana Bhagwandas was promoted to the Sindh High Court in 1994 and Superior judiciary in the year of 1999.