Rajinder Sachar, who was the chairperson of a committee set up by the previous UPA government to look into the social, economic and educational status of Muslims in India, was 94.
He was admitted to Fortis Hospital in New Delhi earlier this week where he was undergoing treatment.
Rajinder Sachar, who was Chief Justice from August 6, 1985, to December 22, 1985, was associated with the People's Union for Civil Liberties, a rights group since his retirement.
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