Seth, Leila

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Seth, Leila Gender: F
born on 20 October 1930 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Lucknow, India, 26n51, 80e55
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Seth
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°29' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°58 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 10°10'

Leila Seth (2011)
photo: Nikhil Kanekal, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Indian lawyer and politician who became the first woman judge on the Delhi High Court and the first woman to become Chief Justice of a state High Court on 5 August 1991.

Leila Seth was the first woman to top the London Bar exam in 1958. She joined the bar in 1959. In the same year she also graduated as an IAS officer.

When in India, she was a junior to Ashoke Kumar Sen when she used to practise during his absence from the central cabinet of India. She handled a large number of Tax matters (Income Tax, Sales Tax, Excise and Customs), Civil, Company and Criminal cases as also Matrimonial suits and writ petitions. In 1978, she was appointed as the first woman judge on the Delhi High Court. In 1991, she was appointed the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh.

She died after suffering a cardio-respiratory attack on the night of 5 May 2017 at her residence in Noida, aged 86, survived by her husband, two sons and a daughter.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • parent->child relationship with Seth, Shantum (born 15 April 1957)
  • parent->child relationship with Seth, Vikram (born 20 June 1952)


  • Death by Disease 5 May 2017 (Cardio-respiratory attack, age 86)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Ashish Seth quotes from On Balance, An Autobiography by Leila Seth (Penguin Books India, 2008), p. 3: "It was 20 October 1930, the day of Diwali. The caves of my maternal grandfather's single-storied bungalow on 14 Jopling Road in Lucknow, set amidst a sprawling garden, were delineared with earthen oil lamps, shining brightly on the darkest night of the year. It was 8 p.m., and much to the joy of my parents, a girl had just been born."


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Cardio-respiratory attack)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney (Lawyer)
  • Vocation : Law : Jurist
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (First woman judge on the Delhi High Court)