Sir Sarat Kumar Ghosh
|Born||3 July 1879|
|Died||8 January 1963 (aged 83)|
|Occupation||Civil servant, Judge|
|Spouse(s)||Niraja Nalini Dé, Lady Ghosh|
Background and education
He was the son of Rai Bahadur Tarini Kumar Ghosh, Inspector General of Registration of the Government of Bengal. He was a student of Mitra Institution, Calcutta and Presidency College, Calcutta, where he earned first-class honours. He was married to Niraj Nalini Ghosh (née De), the third daughter of Brajendranath De, the 8th Indian member of the Indian Civil Service. After 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. He was also Chairman of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission.
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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- "Obituary: Sir Sarat Ghose". The Times. 9 January 1963. p. 12.
- "Cambridge University Records (GHS899SK)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Great Britain India Office, The India List and India Office List, 1905, (India Office, Great Britain, Published by Harrison, 1905)
- Sarat Kumar Ghosh, Justice: A Journal of the West Bengal Judicial Service Association, July 1959, p. 134
- London Gazette, 22 July 1938
- Former Chief Justices and Judges of Jammu & Kashmir High Court
- Rajasthan Public Service Commission
- Royal Calcutta Turf Club Archived 5 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine