Supreme Court judge, Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre retired from office today. He served at Supreme Court for little over five years..Interestingly, Sapre J. had asked the Supreme Court Bar Association not to organise an official farewell function for him. Instead, he had expressed his desire to meet Bar members in the library..Nevertheless, an informal get together was organised in the lawns of the Supreme Court. Supreme Court judges and Senior Advocates were present at the informal gathering which was marked by the absence of podium or speeches by any of the guests..Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre enrolled at the Bar on January 21, 1978. He practiced in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur..Sapre J. was appointed Additional Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on October 25, 1999 and was made Permanent Judge on October 24, 2001..He was transferred to Rajasthan High Court in 2010 and Chhattisgarh High Court in 2012..He was elevated as Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur where he assumed charge on March 23, 2013 becoming the first Chief Justice of that High Court. He was subsequently made Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court in 2013..Sapre J. was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on August 13, 2014.