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List of Chief Justices of India

27-FEB-2014 14:20

    The Chief Justice of India is the highest ranking judge in the Supreme Court of India. Let us have a look on the list of Chief Justices of India.

    Name

    Date of Appointment as Supreme Court Judge

    Date of Appointment as Chief Justice of India

    Held Office Till

    1. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Harilal Jekisundas Kania

    26/01/1950

    26/01/1950

    06/11/1951

    2. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Patanjali Sastri

    26/01/1950

    07/11/1951

    03/01/1954

    3. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan

    26/01/1950

    04/01/1954

    22/12/1954

    4. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bijan Kumar Mukherjea

    26/01/1950

    23/12/1954

    31/01/1956

    5. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sudhi Ranjan Das

    26/01/1950

    01/02/1956

    30/09/1959

    6. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhuvneshwar Prasad Sinha

    03/12/1954

    01/10/1959

    31/01/1964

    7. Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.B. Gajendragadkar

    17/01/1957

    01/02/1964

    15/03/1966

    8. Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.K. Sarkar

    04/03/1957

    16/03/1966

    29/06/1966

    9. Hon’ble Mr. Justice K. Subba Rao

    31/01/1958

    30/06/1966

    11/04/1967

    10. Hon’ble Mr. Justice K.N. Wanchoo

    11/08/1958

    12/04/1967

    24/02/1968

    11. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Hidayatullah

    01/12/1958

    25/02/1968

    16/12/1970

    12. Hon’ble Mr. Justice J.C. Shah

    12/10/1959

    17/12/1970

    21/01/1971

    13. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.M. Sikri

    03/02/1964

    22/01/1971

    25/04/1973

    14. Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.N. Ray

    01/08/1969

    26/04/1973

    28/01/1977

    15. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Hameedullah Beg

    10/12/1971

    29/01/1977

    21/02/1978

    16. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Y.V. Chandrachud

    28/08/1972

    22/02/1978

    11/07/1985

    17. Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.N. Bhagwati

    17/07/1973

    12/07/1985

    20/12/1986

    18. Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.S. Pathak

    20/02/1978

    21/12/1986

    18/06/1989

    19. Hon’ble Mr. Justice E.S. Venkataramiah

    08/03/1979

    19/06/1989

    17/12/1989

    20. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sabyasachi Mukherjee

    15/03/1983

    18/12/1989

    25/09/1990

    21. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranganath Misra

    15/03/1983

    25/09/1990

    24/11/1991

    22. Hon’ble Mr. Justice K.N. Singh

    10/03/1986

    25/11/1991

    12/12/1991

    23. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.H. Kania

    01/05/1987

    13/12/1991

    17/11/1992

    24. Hon’ble Mr. Justice L.M. Sharma

    05/10/1987

    18/11/1992

    11/02/1993

    25. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah

    05/10/1987

    12/02/1993

    24/10/1994

    26. Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.M. Ahmadi

    14/12/1988

    25/10/1994

    24/03/1997

    27. Hon’ble Mr. Justice J.S. Verma

    03/06/1989

    25/03/1997

    17/01/1998

    28. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.M. Punchhi

    06/10/1989

    18/01/1998

    09/10/1998

    29. Hon’ble Dr. Justice A.S. Anand

    18/11/1991

    10/10/1998

    31/10/2001

    30. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.P. Bharucha

    01/07/1992

    01/11/2001

    05/05/2002

    31. Hon’ble Mr. Justice B.N. Kirpal

    11/09/1995

    06/05/2002

    07/11/2002

    32. Hon’ble Mr. Justice G.B. Pattanaik

    11/09/1995

    08/11/2002

    18/12/2002

    33. Hon’ble Mr. Justice V.N. Khare

    21/03/1997

    19/12/2002

    01/05/2004

    34. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Rajendra Babu

    25/09/1997

    02/05/2004

    31/05/2004

    35. Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti

    09/12/1998

    01/06/2004

    31/10/2005

    36. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Y.K. Sabharwal

    28/01/2000

    01/11/2005

    13/01/2007

    37. Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan

    08/06/2000

    14/01/2007

    11/05/2010

    38. Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.H. Kapadia

    18/12/2003

    12/05/2010

    28/09/2012

    39. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Altamas Kabir

    09/09/2005

    29/09/2012

    18/07/2013

    40. Hon’ble Mr. Justise P. Sathasivam

    21/08/2007

    19/07/2013

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