Sarat Kumar Ghose, Sir (ICS)

Sarat Kumar Ghose, Sir (ICS)icon male small Sarat Kumar Ghose, Sir (ICS) icon tree small Sarat Kumar Ghose, Sir (ICS)Born:
Father: UnspecifiedMother: Unspecified
Children: Bina Ghose (died in childhood), Shakuntala Sheela Ghosh, Jyotsna Kumar Ghose
Siblings: none

He was from the Pathuriaghata Ghose family and the son of Rai Bahadur Tarini Kumar Ghose, Inspector General of Registration of the Government of Bengal. He was a student of Mitra Institution, Calcutta and Presidency College, Calcutta. He was married to Niraj Nalini Ghose (née De), the second daughter of Brajendranath De, the 8th Indian member of the Indian Civil Service. Aftr his marriage he went to Trinity College, Cambridge where he successfully took the Open Competitive Service Examination, joining the judicial wing of the service. He joined the ICS in 1903. He was also called to the Bar by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.


He was the Additional Judge of Chittagong, District Judge of Comilla and then the District Judge of Hooghly in 1929. Later, he appointed as a Puisne Judge of the Calcutta High Court. He was conferred a knighthood in 1938. He became the Chief Justice of the Indian Princely State of Jaipur and then the last Chief Justice of the Indian Princely State of Kashmir from 29 March 1946 to 29 March 1948. He was one of the last officials of the former regime in Kashmir to have left the state just before the first Indo-Pakistan war broke out in 1948.[5] After India gained independence he became the first Indian Chief Justice of the Indian state of Rajasthan in 1949. He was also Chairman of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission.

Later life

After retirement, he was appointed as a steward of the Royal Calcutta Turf Club, a position he retained until the end of his life.


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