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Justice Kamleshwar Nath

Justice Kamleshwar Nath


Justice Kamleshwar Nath, born on September 6, 1926, in Hardoi (UP), is the son of Late Sri. Kamta Nath Gupta, a District Judge and Gandhian, and Late Smt. Mahesh Devi Gupta, who nurtured her children in spirituality.

He completed his B.A from Allahabad University in 1946 and M.A., LLB from Lucknow University in 1948. In 1952, he married Sharda, M.A. LT, the daughter of renowned Rai Saheb Sri Fateh Chand. They have two children: Sri Diwakar Gupta, former MD, State Bank of India and later the Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank at Manila (Philippines); and Smt. Chetna Kumar, FA & CAO, Northern Railways.

Justice Nath joined PCS (Judicial) in 1951 and was promoted to HJS in 1962. He was elevated as Judge of High Court of Allahabad in 1983, and retired in 1988. Post retirement, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Central Administrative Tribunal in 1989 and as Up-Lokayukta of State of Karnataka from 1992 to 1997.

Throughout his career, he held various positions such as Munsif & Civil Judge (1951–1962), Deputy Registrar at Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court (1962–63), District Judge Andaman & Nicobar Islands (1966–1970), Additional Judge (Revisions) Sales Tax UP (1973–1977), Joint Secretary & Joint L.R. to State of UP (1979–1980), and District & Sessions Judge, Lucknow (1980–1983).

Apart from his judicial career, Justice Nath has been involved in various activities. He is a Life Member of Indian Law Institute, President of the Federation of UP Pensioners Associations, Chairman of Transparency International India (Central & Eastern UP Chapter), and has held various positions in GOI Ministry of Law, Justice & Co. Affairs. He has also been performing social service through certain NGOs since his retirement in 1997.

His hobbies include spiritualism, music, homeopathy, and writing.