Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of Justice M Fathima Beevi, the first woman Judge of the Supreme Court.
Modi said “Saddened by the passing away of Justice M. Fathima Beevi,” the Prime Minister’s Office posted on X.
‘A true trailblazer, her remarkable journey broke several barriers and greatly inspired women. Her contribution to the legal field will be cherished. Condolences to her family and friends. May her soul rest in peace,’ the PM said.
Appointed to the apex Court in 1989, Justice Beevi became the first female judge to be a part of the Supreme Court of India, and the first Muslim woman to be appointed to any of the higher judiciaries in the country.
She was born on April 30, 1927 at Pathanamthitta in Kerala and died in Kollam at the age of 96 on Thursday.