Karachi- Justice Retired Rana Bhagwan Das has died in a local hospital in Karachi.

He was at a private hospital for cardiac treatment. Bhagwandas remained the acting CJP during the 2007 judicial crisis and also briefly when Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry went on foreign tours in 2005 and 2006. He became the first Hindu and the second non-Muslim to serve as chief of the highest court in Pakistan.

His funeral will be held at 4pm today.