Pankaj Mithal Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Age: 61 Years

Justice Pankaj Mithal

Profession(s)Judge of Supreme Court of India
Judicial Service
Service Years1985-Present
Designation(s)• Judge of Allahabad High Court (7 July 2006 – 3 January 2021)
• Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court (4 January 2021 – 13 October 2022)
• Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court (14 October 2022 – 5 February 2023)
• Judge of Supreme Court of India (6 February 2023 - Present)
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 June 1961 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2022) 61 Years
BirthplaceMeerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac signGemini
HometownMeerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolSt. Mary’s Academy, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Note: St. Mary’s Academy is affiliated with the Indian School Certificate (I.S.C.) Board
College/University• Allahabad University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
• Meerut College, affiliated with Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Educational Qualification• A bachelor's degree in commerce from Allahabad University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (1982)
• LLB from Meerut College, affiliated with Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh (1985) [1]Allahabad High Court
ControversiesCPI(M)’s letter to the President seeking the removal of Mithal from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh HC
In 2021, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) demanded the removal of Pankaj Mithal as Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh claiming that he “addressed a programme organized by an organization affiliated to the RSS and spoke against the Constitution of India." Apparently, while addressing a seminar organized by the Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad, Mithal said that "the additions of the words socialist and secular to the already mentioned sovereign, democratic, republic in the Preamble of the Constitution in 1976 narrowed the vastness of its spiritual image."
Relationships & More
Marital StatusNot Known
ParentsFather- Narendra Nath Mithal (deceased) (Judge of the Allahabad High Court from 1978-1992)
Mother- Vimal Mithal (deceased)
Pankaj Mithal parents, Justice Narendra Nath Mithal and Vimal Mithal
SiblingsBrother- Pallav Mithal (a political science teacher)
Other RelativesGrandfather- Babu Brij Nath Mithal (lawyer)
Paternal Uncle- Raghuvar Dayal Mithal (lawyer)

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Pankaj Mithal

  • Pankaj Mithal is a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Previously, he served as a Judge of Allahabad High Court, Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court, and Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court.
  • Since childhood, Mithal was fond of collecting stamps, and he has a keen interest in philately (the study of postage stamps).
  • In 1985, he enrolled as a lawyer with the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Thereafter, he started working under the guidance of Sudhir Chandra Verma, who later became the Judge of the Allahabad High Court and then Lokayukt, Uttar Pradesh. Mithal mainly dealt with civil lawsuits, undertaking cases of land acquisition, rent control, education, labour, and other miscellaneous matters including service and constitution.
  • From 1990 till his elevation to the bench, he has served as standing counsel for U.P. Avas Evam Vikas Parishad Lucknow. He served as a standing counsel of Dr B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra from 1990 to February 2006.
  • While serving at the Allahabad High Court, he was associated with several committees like the Library Committee, Higher Judicial Services Committee, and the committee to supervise the construction of the High Court Museum. He was also a member of the Sesquicentennial Committee’s Sub-Committee on Coins and Postage Stamps, which directed the release of stamps featuring the pictures of buildings of the Allahabad High Court and the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court. The sub-committee was also responsible for the issuance of a set of commemorative coins of Rs.150/- Coin and Rs.5/- with the logo of the High Court by the President of India in 2016 during the inaugural ceremony of the 150th anniversary of the High Court.
  • He also worked as Chairman State Advisory Board under the National Security Act while he was posted in Lucknow.
  • He has served as the Chairman of La Martiniere College (both boys and girls wing, Lucknow).
  • He has been twice nominated as a member of the Executive Council of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidhyapith, Varanasi. Apart from that, he was also nominated as a member of the Executive Council of Choudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut.
  • As a lawyer, Mithal drafted the article “Birth and History of the Allahabad High Court,” which was widely published in various local newspapers and Law Journals. One of his articles on the topic “Code of Conduct of Lawyers” was twice published in the law magazine Laws, published in New Delhi.
  • Mithal is a trustee of Etawah Hindi Sewa Nidhi, which was founded by Justice Late Prem Shankar Gupta for the promotion of Hindi and other Indian languages.
  • He is also a trustee of Justice Narendra Nath Mithal Memorial Foundation, which patronises legal education, particularly for girls. The trust was founded by his mother in honour of his father.