Ajay Kumar Tripathi

Ajay Kumar Tripathi (12 November 1957 – 2 May 2020) was an Indian judge and former Judicial Member of Lokpal starting 23 March 2019[1] He was also the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court.

Hon'ble Justice

Ajay Kumar Tripathi
Judicial Member of Lokpal
In office
23 March 2019 – 02 May 2020
Appointed byRam Nath Kovind
Chief Justice of Chattisgarh High Court
In office
7 July 2018 – 22 March 2019
Nominated byDipak Misra
Appointed byRam Nath Kovind
Personal details
Born12 November 1957
Died2 May 2020 (age 62)
AIIMS, New Delhi, India
Alma materDelhi University


Tripathi graduated in Economics with Hons. from Shri Ram College of Commerce and studied law from Delhi University. He started practice in 1981 at Patna High Court on service matter, Constitutional, Taxation, Excise and commercial litigations. Tripathi was the Standing Counsel for the Union of India and the Income Tax Department. He also appeared on behalf of the CBI and the Auditor and Comptroller General of India. He served as an Additional Advocate General for the State of Bihar. On 9 October 2006 he was elevated as an Additional Judge of Patna High Court.[2] Justice Tripathi became the Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court on 7 July 2018.[3][4][5] On 23 March 2019 he was appointed as the Judicial Member of Lokpal.


In 2020 he contracted COVID-19 and was placed on a ventilator in critical condition. He died on 2 May 2020 due to COVID-19[6].


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  2. ^ "Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi". patnahighcourt.gov.in. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi sworn-in as chief justice of Chhattisgarh HC". Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Sitting Judges". Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Justice Ajay Tripathi sworn-in as Chief Justice of C'garh". The Pioneer. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Lokpal member Ajay Kumar Tripathi tests positive for COVID-19, 'critical but stable'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 5 April 2020.