Know all about Fathima Beevi, India's 1st woman SC Judge

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Nov 23, 2023

Justice Fathima Beevi dies

On November 23, India's first woman Supreme Court judge and former Governor of Tamil Nadu passed away. She was 96 years old.

Stint as SC judge

She was appointed as Supreme Court Judge on October 6, 1989 and on April 29, 1992, she retired from her position.

Bar exam topper

In 1950, she topped the Bar Council exam and began her career in the lower judiciary in Kerala.

Fathima Beevi's education

She obtained her Bachelors in Law from Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram. Before this, she did BSc in chemistry from University College.

Governor of Tamil Nadu

She was the Governor of Tamil Nadu from 1997-2001. She rejected mercy petitions filed by 4 condemned prisoners in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Controversy as Governor

As Governor, she gave a clean chit to the law and order situation in Tamil Nadu. After this, then Minister for Law, Arun Jaitley asked her to resign.