Justice D. Sreedevi passes away
Kochi: Former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and former Chairperson of Kerala Women’s Commission Justice D. Sreedevi (79) passed away today at 2 am at her residence in Kaloor Azad Road. She has been under treatment for liver disease for a few days. Funeral will be held today at 5 in the evening in Ernakulam Ravipuram crematorium.
She joined graduation in law after completing her degree in Botany. In 1962, she started practicing law in Thiruvananthapuram. Justice Sreedevi was appointed as District and Sessions Judge in 1984, and Family Court judge in 1992. She started serving as Kerala High Court Judge in 1997.
Later she became the chairperson of Women’s Commission after her retirement in 2001. She retired from the position in 2002. Later, she served as the chairperson of Women’s Commission from 2007 to 2012.
Justice Sreedevi has received Akkamma Cheriyan Award for the Best Social Activist. Noted advocate U. Balaji is her spouse and former Government Pleader Basanth Balaji is her son.