A hearing before a special Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday was privy to a heart-warming conversation between the two judges on the Bench, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Indu Malhotra.
Justice Malhotra is set to retire from office on March 13, 2021 and it was the final time Justice Chandrachud was sharing the Bench with Justice Malhotra.
“I will miss sitting with you sister Indu. I really enjoyed it. You are an icon,” Justice Chandrachud said.
“I will miss sitting with you too,” Justice Malhotra responded.
Justice Indu Malhotra was appointed Supreme Court judge on April 27, 2018 becoming the first woman to be elevated directly from the Bar to the Supreme Court and only the seventh woman judge Supreme Court ever had.
Malhotra also holds the distinction of being only the second woman lawyer to be designated Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court, the first being Justice Leila Seth.