Cuttack: Former Judge of the Orissa High Court, Justice Purna Chandra Mishra passed away today at his residence in CDA Sector-6 of Cuttack. He was 89.
Justice Mishra had taken oath as the High Court Judge on June 1, 1983. He had retired on December 23, 1994. While serving as the Orissa High Court Judge, Justice Mishra had delivered several landmark judgments.
Justice Mishra was born on December 24, 1932. He had started his legal career as an Advocate at the Orissa High Court in 1955. He had also worked as Standing Counsel of the Orissa Board of Waqfs in 1975. He had also served as Standing Counsel representing the Government of India from May 15, 1978 to September 24, 1981.
He had joined as the Legal Advisor of the LIC on August 8, 1977. He was appointed as Senior Standing Counsel of the Food Corporation of India from January 1977.
The Orissa High Court Judges, retired Judges and Senior Advocates paid last respects to Justice Mishra at his residence.
His mortal remains were consigned to flames at the Swarga Dwara in Puri.
He has been survived by son and senior advocate Arun Kumar Mishra, and son-in-law and former Advocate General Surya Prasad Mishra and other family members.