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Justice Baharul Islam was a Member of Parliament in India and Justice of the Supreme Court of India.[1][2]


Justice Baharul Islam
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Justice of the Supreme Court of India
In office
4 December 1980 – 12 January 1983
Personal details
Born(1918-03-01)1 March 1918
Died5 February 1993(1993-02-05) (aged 74)
ChildrenMubina Islam, Nazrul Islam, Rumi Islam, Ruby Islam, Inamul Islam
Alma materFaculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University
Justice Baharul Islam giving speech at Gauhati High Court.

Early lifeEdit

Born at village Udiana PS Rangia in district of Kamrup,Assam, and Educated at Gurdon High School.


Educated at Gurdon High School, Nalbari, District Kamrup, Assam, Cotton College, Gauhati and Aligarh Muslim University.


Enrolled as an Advocate of the Assam High Court in 1951 and as an Advocate of the supreme Court in 1958. Elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1962 and for a second term in 1968. Practised both in the Supreme Court as well as Assam High Court. Appointed Judge of the then Assam and Nagaland High Court (Now Gauhati High Court) on 20 January 1972 (A.N.). Appointed acting chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on 11.3.1979. Appointed as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on 7 July 1979. Retired on 1 March 1980. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India on 4 December 1980. He retired from the Supreme Court on 12 January 1983.[1]

He was the Rajya Sabha member from 1962 to 1972.

He was a member of, but did not serve as the president of the Gauhati High Court Bar Association.[3]


In 1987 Justice Baharul Islam committee was appointed to draft the legislation emphasizing the rights, equal opportunities, and full participation of disabled persons.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Former Judges: Baharul Islam". Supreme Court of India. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  2. ^ Kalbag, Chaitanya (31 January 1983). "Ends of Justice". India Today. Archived from the original on 22 September 2015.
  3. ^ "About Us: Past Presidents of the Association". Gauhati High Court Bar Association. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  4. ^ Bhambhani, Meenu (2005). "Disability Policy: India". In Albrecht, Gary L. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Disability, volume 1. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. pp. 465–467, page 467. ISBN 978-1-4522-6520-9.