New Delhi: Delhi High Court judge Justice Valmiki Mehta passed away on Friday morning due to a heart attack, the Bar Council here said.
"The news of sudden demise of Justice Mehta has come as a shock to legal fraternity and as a big loss to the Bar and the Bench," the Bar Council said in a statement.
Mehta, born in Mumbai on June 6, 1959, assumed office as Additional Judge, Delhi High Court, on April 15, 2009.
He did his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Vishakhapatnam, and completed graduation from Sri Venkateshwara College, Delhi, and LL.B. from Campus Law Centre of Delhi University.
He started law practice in Delhi High Court in 1982 after which he was enrolled with the Delhi Bar Council.
He was designated a Senior Advocate on September 22, 2001.