Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice and human rights activist Rajinder Sachar died in a hospital in New Delhi on Friday, PTI reported. He was 94.

Sachar will be cremated at 5.30 pm on Friday. He was admitted to Fortis Hospital earlier this week. It is not clear what ailment he was suffering from.

Sachar was the chief justice of the Delhi High Court from August 6, 1985 to December 22, 1985. He worked with the rights group People’s Union for Civil Liberties after retirement.

He also led a committee set up by the Congress-led government in 2005 to look into the social, economic and educational conditions of Muslims in India. The Sachar Committee prepared a 403-page report and submitted it to Parliament in November 2006. The panel’s recommendations included setting up of an equal opportunities commission to look into the grievances of minority communities, and the linking of madrassas with higher education boards.