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Lifetime: 1879 - 1963 Passed: ≈ 61 years ago


Civil servant, Judge



Sarath Kumar Ghosh

Sir Sarat Kumar Ghosh or Ghose,  was an Indian civil servant and a jurist.

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 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. At the time of India's independence he became the Interim Chief Justice of the High Court of Rajasthan. He was also Chairman of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission.

After returning from Rajasthan, the Government of West Bengal appointed him as Judge of a one-man Tribunal to deal with cases involving communist insurgents in the state.

Through the 1950s he was a Steward of the Royal Calcutta Turf Club, a position he retained until the end of his life.

Books by Sarath Kumar Ghosh

The Wonders of the Jungle  Cover image

The Wonders of the Jungle

Fairy Tale Non-Fiction
Naturalistic History Animal Children Jungle Narrative Life Wildlife Children's Non-fiction India

How do elephants drink? What is the Law of the Jungle at the water hole? How does an elephant baby learn to feed and learn to swim? How do they walk under water? In what order do buffaloes drink? How do buffaloes fight the tiger? These and other wild...