On March 05, 2014 Hon’ble Justice Thakur, not yet the CJI, spoke of the ‘chalta hai attitude’ that often costs the society dearly in man-made tragedies [See, (2014) 6 SCC 173]. The price of Sushil Ansal’s ‘chalta hai attitude’ was pegged at Rs. 30 Crores [See, (2015) 10 SCC 359]. That is merely 18 Crores more than what a medically negligent hospital was ordered to pay in (2014) 1 SCC 384 for the death of 1 woman. Sushil Ansal is the man behind the Uphaar Gas Tragedy, 1997. 59 people died in the incident, never to forget hundreds of those who were injured.
The SC recently, on February 09, 2017 [Review Petition (Criminal) Nos. 712-714 of 2015] refused a prayer for review of sentence on Sushil. While refusing to send him to jail, the Court considered his ‘advanced age’. He is 76 years old.
Kusum and Sushil Ansal at a Dinner Party for South African President, Jacob Zuma at Taj Palace, New Delhi on May 03, 2010.
Kusum and Sushil Ansal at V C Burman’s Party at Leela Kempinski Hotel, New Delhi on April 27, 2011. [Note: In 2011, Ansal had his book “Brick by Brick” unveiled by no less than the Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur at a glittering ceremony held at Rambagh Palace, Jaipur; No Photos Available.]
Sushil Ansal at an Art Event by Anjanna Kuthiala in Mumbai on March 18, 2012.
Rajinder Bagga greets Sushil Ansal during his Dinner Party hosted at Taj Mansingh Hotel, New Delhi in May, 2012.
Sushil Ansal during the First NKP Salve Memorial Concert, held at FICCI Auditorium, New Delhi, on March 17, 2013.
Sushil Ansal at the Cocktail Dinner of the 2nd Delhi Literature Festival, held at Claridges, New Delhi on February 9, 2014.
Sushil Ansal at the launch of Nirav Modi’s First Delhi Boutique on March 24, 2014.
Further reported: on November 12, 2016 “Sushant Golf City, Lucknow was alive with the excitement of addition of a great feature to the township. A helipad was inaugurated at driving range by Mr Anerood Jagnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius and his wife Mrs Sarojini Jagnauth; in presence of Mr. Sushil Ansal. Mr. Sushil Ansal felicitated the Prime Minister and his wife with bouquet and a shawl.”
Post Script: What can we possibly surmise of Advanced Age, when RamJet, (advocate to Sushil Ansal previously), sets this example?