Murali Krishnan & Vasudha Misra.Justice Anil R Dave will retire from Supreme Court tomorrow after a tenure of over six years. Justice Dave, who enrolled at the Bar in 1976, started his practice in Gujarat High Court. With this retirement, vacancies in the Supreme Court of India will rise to seven..He was appointed as Additional Judge of the Gujarat High Court in 1995 and confirmed as Permanent Judge two years later. He was the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court as well as the Bombay High Court before being elevated to Supreme Court in April of 2010..Dave is best known for his dissenting judgment in the NEET case. While Chief Justice Altamas Kabir’s judgment scrapping NEET created an uproar, Justice Dave chose to dissent. In the review petition, a 5-judge Bench of the Supreme Court, subsequently, recalled the majority judgment delivered by Justice Kabir..After today’s farewell ceremony organised by the SCBA, one that was attended by unprecedented crowds, one thing was certain: Justice Dave would be sorely missed..Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi summarised it best when he said,.“The wheels of time have had two surgical strikes, with Justices Shiva Kirti Singh, and Justice Dave retiring barely a week apart from each other.”.As the event progressed, interesting revelations about the judge followed. Listed below are five things that you probably did not know about Justice Dave..1. He is an avid trekker, and has trekked extensively in the Himalayas..2. Justice Dave’s first meeting with CJI TS Thakur was at a height of 17,500 feet above sea level, somewhere near Ladakh. But the two could not have been more differently placed. While Dave J. was looking forward to seeing the Panong Tso lake, Justice Thakur was worried sick for the health of his younger brother and son, who had suffered pulmonary oedema. What started as a cursory exchange of warnings, developed to become a very strong friendship that stood for 18 years..3. He has been known to lose his cool in court but once, an incident which he regrets immensely..4. Justice Dave is a qualified Chartered Accountant. However, a very early influence on his personality was a meeting with a corrupt Income Tax official, after which Justice Dave decided he would never practice as a CA..5. During his tenure as executive Chairperson of NLSA, Justice Dave once advised the CJI against spending on cars to carry files to the homes of the judges. He reasoned that public money must be spent responsibly, and an auto-rickshaw would serve the same purpose, with a lesser cost.