Leila Seth

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Hon'ble Justice

Leila Seth
Seth in 2011
8th Chief Justice, Himachal Pradesh High Court
In office
5 August 1991 – 20 October 1992
Preceded byP. C. B. Menon
Succeeded byShashi Kant Seth
Judge, Delhi High Court
In office
25 July 1978 – 4 August 1991
Personal details
Born(1930-10-20)20 October 1930
Lucknow, United Provinces, British India
Died5 May 2017(2017-05-05) (aged 86)
Noida, India
Spouse(s)Prem Nath Seth

Leila Seth (October 20, 1930 – May 5, 2016) was an Indian judge. She was the first woman judge on the Delhi High Court and she became the first woman to become Chief Justice of a state High Court on August 5, 1991.[1] She retired from the court on October 20, 1992. Seth was born in Lucknow, British India.

Seth died on May 5, 2017 at her home in Noida, India from cardio-respiratory arrest at the age of 86.[2]

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  • Seth, Leila. On Balance. New Delhi: Viking, 2003. ISBN 0-670-04988-3
  • Seth, Vikram. Two Lives. HarperCollins, 2005. ISBN 0-06-059966-9

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