Patna: Former Chief Justice of India Lalit Mohan Sharma on Monday died at his Kadamkuan residence in Patna.

He was 80. Justice Sharma is survived by his son and daughter.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his deep grief on the demise of Justice Sharma. He preferred to live in Patna after his superannuation which shows his love with his state (Bihar). “The demise of such a great person has come as a shock. May his soul rest in peace and God give strength and courage to his family”, Mr. Nitish said.