In her condolence message, Banerjee said with the passing away of Kabir the country has lost a legal luminary.
“Condolences on the passing of fmr CJ Altamas Kabir ji. My thoughts with his family/colleagues. India & Bengal have lost a legal luminary,” Banerjee tweeted.
Kabir, who was suffering from kidney ailment and related complications, died at 2.52 PM, a senior hospital official told PTI.
The former CJI is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. Kabir was appointed as the Chief Justice of India on September 29, 2012.
He retired on July 19, 2013.