Civil Court’s chief judge Nimal dies aged 36

Newly appointed Civil Court Chief Judge Ahmed Nimal Junaid (R) being presented his letter of appointment. (Photo/Judicial Service Commission)

Ahmed Nimal Junaid, the chief judge of the Civil Court, has passed away unexpectedly, at the age of 36.

Nimal reportedly died of a heart attack.

He was having his dinner in his home in Male’ at around midnight Tuesday, when he began showing symptom that was initially mistaken for severe gastritis.

He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).

Court officials said Nimal had gone to work on Tuesday, and showed no signs of illness.

His funeral will be held at the mosque at the Hulhumale’ Cemetery after the noon prayer.

Nimal was appointed to the Civil Court in March, and was promoted to the court’s chief judge in May, after the then-chief judge Abdulla Ali retired.

 The Supreme Court has announced that the flag of the judiciary will fly at half-mast for the next three days, in mourning of his death.