His Lordship was born on 03rd October, 1953. He was enrolled as an Advocate on 14th February, 1977 and Practiced in Constitutional, Civil, Criminal, Revenue, Service and Sales Tax matters in the Orissa High Court and the Service Tribunal. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Orissa High Court on 17th January, 1996 and transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court on 03rd March, 1997. He became permanent Judge on 19th December, 1997. Justice Misra assumed charge of the office of Chief Justice, Patna High Court on 23rd December, 2009 and charge of the office of the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 24th May, 2010. Elevated as a Judge, Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 10.10.2011.

    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 28.08.2017.

    He is due to retire from Supreme Court on October 2, 2018.

    Born on June 23, 1953 at Pedda Muttevi, Movya Mandal in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, India. Had his earlier education upto Class XII at Hindu High School at Machilipatnam in Krishna District and Graduated in Science (Physics) at Madras Loyola College. Graduated in Law from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, in 1976.

    Designated as Senior Counsel in the year 1995. Appointed as Additional Advocate General on 13.10.1995.
    Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Andhra Pradesh on 23.06.1997 and as Judge w.e.f. 17.05.1999. Elevated as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court on 03.05.2007. Transferred to Kerala High Court and assumed charge as Chief Justice of Kerala on 17.03.2010.
    Elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 10th October, 2011.

    Born on 18th November, 1954. Joined the Bar in 1978. Practised mainly in the Gauhati High Court. Appointed as Permanent Judge of Gauhati High Court on 28th February, 2001. Transferred to Punjab & Haryana High Court on 9th September, 2010. Appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court on 12th February, 2011. Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court on 23rd April, 2012.

    Born on 31st December, 1953.

    Studied in Modern School, New Delhi till 1968 and thereafter passed ISCE examination in 1970-71 from St.Josephs Collegiate, Allahabad. 

    Graduated in History (Hons.) from St. Stephen's College Delhi University in 1974. 

    Obtained LL.B. degree from Faculty of Law, Delhi University in 1977.

    Enrolled as an Advocate on 28th July, 1977. Practiced in the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court. Qualified the examination and enrolled as an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court in 1981.

    Has vast experience in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Revenue and Service laws. 

    Appointed as the Editor, ILR (Delhi Series) in February, 1983 and continued as such till elevation to the Delhi High Court.

    Central Government Standing Counsel from December, 1990 to December, 1996 during which period had handled all kinds of cases on behalf of the Central Government including criminal trials in respect of economic offences. 

    Designated as Senior Advocate in February, 1997. 

    Appointed as Additional Solicitor General of India on 14th July, 1998 and continued as such till appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 19th February, 1999.  Appointed as Permanent Judge of that High Court on 5th July, 1999.

    Functioned as the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court from 13th February, 2010 to 21st  May,  2010.

    Functioned as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court from 24th June, 2010 to 14th November, 2011 and Chief Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh from 15th November, 2011 to 3rd June, 2012.

    Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court on 4th June, 2012.

    Interest in judicial reforms, computerization of courts, judicial education, legal aid and services, juvenile justice and ADR.

    Member of the Mediation & Conciliation Project Committee of the Supreme Court of India since its inception in 2005.

    Judge in charge of the E-Committee of the Supreme Court of India.

    Appointed as one Man Committee to suggest improvements in the working of the Homes and organization under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection and Children) Act, 2000 and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules,2007.

    Born on 30-11-1953.

    Educated at St. Joseph's U.P. School, Chengal, Kalady, St. Sebastin's High School, Kanjoor, Bharatha Matha College, Thrikkakara, Sree Sankara College, Kalady and the Kerala Law Academy Law College, Thiruvanathapuram.

    Member of the Academic Council, Kerala University (1977- 78), was General Secretary Kerala University Union (1978), Senate member of Cochin University (1983-85).

    Began legal practice in 1979 in the High Court of Kerala.

    Government Pleader (1987) Additional Advocate General (1994-96). Designated Senior Advocate 1996.

    Judge, High Court of Kerala 12th July, 2000.

    'President, Kerala Judicial Academy (2006-08). Chairman of Lakshadweep Legal Services Authority (2008), Chairman, Kerala High Court Legal Services Committee (2006-09).

    Executive Chairman, Kerala State Legal Services Authority (2009-10), Executive Committee Member, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (2009-10).

    Served twice as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala.

    Chief Justice High Court of Himachal Pradesh - 8th February, 2010 to 7th March, 2013

    Elevated as Judge Supreme Court of India - 8th March, 2013.

    Due to retire on 29th November, 2018.

    Born on 7th March, 1954. Had excellent academic record. Stood third in the merit list in Higher Secondary from CBSE, Delhi. Did his B.Com(Hons.) from Shriram College of Commerce, Delhi University in the year 1974 and LL.B from Law Faculty, Delhi University in the year 1977. Awarded Gold Medal for attaining first position in LL.B. Awarded special prize for getting highest marks in Constitutional Law I & II. Had distinction of securing first position in all six semesters of LL.B and getting all possible prizes and medals of Delhi University for LL.B course. Did his LL.M from Delhi University and got first position in three years course. Won medals and prizes in various extra curricular activities. Was president of Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in 1976-77. Was member of Academic Council of Delhi University in the year 1976-77 and various committees of Delhi University. During his schooling from 9th standard onwards till LL.M., he was given scholarships each year.
  • Enrolled as an Advocate in July, 1977 with Bar Council of Delhi and started practicing in Delhi. Conducted cases of all types with specialization in Constitutional cases, Labour – Service Matters and Arbitration Matters. Was counsel for numerous Public Sector Undertakings, Educational Institutions, Banks & Financial Institutions and various Private Sector Corporations. Was also part-time lecturer in Campus Law Centre, Delhi University (1984-89). Was Vice-President, Delhi High Court Bar Association during 1994-95. Was member of the Governing Body of various colleges from time to time. Designated as Senior Advocate by Delhi High Court on 30th September, 1997.
  • Appointed as Judge of High Court of Delhi w.e.f. 7th July, 1999. As a Judge, dealt with all kinds of jurisdictions and given many landmark judgments. Has attended/ chaired various national and international seminars and workshops and presented number of papers therein. Many articles are published in various magazines.
  • Was chosen as one of the 50 most influential persons in Intellectual Property in the world in the survey conducted by Managing Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) for the year 2007.
  • Became the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 10th October, 2011 and was elevated as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court w.e.f. 23.9.2012.
  • Elevated to the Supreme Court of India on 12th April, 2013.
  • Has been conferred Doctorate of Laws, Honoris Causa, by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, in November 2013.
  • He holds the following positions:

      Member of General Body as well as Academic Council of National Judicial Academy.

      Nominated as the member of the Committee on Restatement of Law by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India.

      Member Executive, International Law Association (India Branch).

      Member of the Governing Council of Bangalore Law University.

      Member of the Directorate of Legal Studies and Law Reforms Committee set up by Bar Council of India.

    Born on 24.04.1956 at Nagpur, Maharashtra, son of Shri Arvind Shriniwas Bobde.  Took B.A. and LL.B. Degrees from Nagpur University.  Enrolled  on the Roll of the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978.  Practiced Law at the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court with appearances at Bombay before the Principal Seat and before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India for over 21 years.  Designated as Senior Advocate in 1998.

  • Elevated to the Bench of the Bombay High Court on 29th March, 2000, as Additional Judge.
  • Sworn in as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on 16th October, 2012.
  • Elevated as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 12th April, 2013.
  • Due to retire on 23rd April, 2021 (F/N).
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajesh Kumar Agrawal hails from Uttar Pradesh. He was born on May 05, 1953. He did his graduation in Law from Allahabad University.
  • He enrolled as Advocate on 14.08.1976. Joined the chamber of his father Sri Raja Ram Agrawal, Senior Advocate and former Advocate General of Uttar Pradesh on Civil side and dealt with Constitutional, Company, Service, Educational and Taxation matters.
  • Worked as Standing Counsel of the Income Tax Department of the Government of India.
  • Served a number of corporations and institutions as their Standing Counsel. Was Joint Editor of U.P. Tax Cases.
  • Elevated as permanent Judge of the Allahabad High Court on 05.02.1999.
  • Assumed office as Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Madras on 07.02.2013.
  • Assumed office as Chief Justice, High Court of Madras on 24.10.2013.
  • He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India and sworn in on 17.02.2014.
  • N.V. Ramana, B.Sc., B.L., was born in an agricultural family on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram Village, Krishna District. He enrolled as an Advocate on February 10, 1983. He has practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals and the Supreme Court of India in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour, Service and Election matters. He has specialized in Constitutional, Criminal, Service and Inter-State River laws. He has also functioned as Panel Counsel for various Government Organizations. He has functioned as Addditional Standing Counsel for Central Government and Standing Counsel for Railways in the Central Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad. He has also functioned as Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000. He functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013. He had participated in several National and International Conferneces held in India and aborad and submitted papers on various topics of legal importance. Elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 02.09.2013. Elevated as a Judge, Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 17.02.2014.

    Born on September 3rd, 1955, B.Sc. M.A. L.L.B.
    Son of Justice H.G.Mishra, Judge,  M.P.High Court.
    Called to the Bar in 1978. Practised in constitutional, civil,  industrial, service and criminal matters.
    Elected as youngest  Chairman of Bar Council of India (1998-99). Also Vice-Chairman of BCI and M.P. State Bar Council.
    Elected to Bar Council of M.P. with record votes in 1989 and 1995.
    In the Bar Council, he worked for improvement of legal education.
    He co-chaired All India Meet of Development of Law curriculum which introduced 3 and 5 year courses of LL.B. in the year 1998-1999 in order to improve the quality of legal education. During his Chairmanship, Bar Council of India decided to close the evening Law Colleges and also decided that 5 year Law Course should be started instead of 3 years Course in all the colleges. More than two hundred sub-standard law colleges were closed by BCI, and to maintain dignity of profession, a large number of disciplinary cases were decided. Also, amount of medical aid to lawyers was enhanced.
    Drafted and implemented Foreign Law Degree Recognition Rules of 1997 under Advocates’ Act, 1961 ; Bar Council of India Employees’ Service Rules,1996 and Rules pertaining to Foreign Lawyers Conditions of Practice in India.
    Remained Chairman of General Council of National Law School of India University, Bangalore, from 15.5.1998 to 24.10.1999 and continues to be a Member.
    Led Indian Bar delegation to the Common wealth Law Conference of “Common Wealth Countries” held at  ‘Malaysia’ in September, 1999 and chaired one Session there.
    Was appointed Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on October 25, 1999.
    Was Administrative judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court, and Chairman, State Legal Services Authority of Madhya Pradesh.
    Appointed as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on 26.11.2010.
    Appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court at Calcutta on 14.12.2012.
    Has decided approx. 97000 cases as Judge of High Courts of M.P./Rajasthan/Calcutta.
    Elevated as a Judge, Supreme Court of India on 07.07.2014.

    Born on July 7, 1953 at Hissar, Haryana. He did his B.A. (Hons.) and LL.B. from the Punjab University, Chandigarh. He was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana on July 16, 1974. He practised before the High Court of Punjab and Haryana for about five years and before the Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court for about 22 years. Designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court on February 11, 1999. He was elevated as Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on July 2, 2001. Appointed as Executive Chairman, Haryana State Legal Services Authority on May 17, 2005. He was the Chief Justice (Acting) of the Punjab and Haryana High Court from May 2, 2011 till he joined as the Senior most Judge of the Gauhati High Court on September 12, 2011. Sworn in as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on December 20, 2011. Sworn in as Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court on October 12, 2013 on transfer. Elevated as Judge of Supreme Court and assumed charge on July 7, 2014.
    • Due to retire on July 6, 2018 (F/N).

    Rohinton Fali Nariman

    Date of Birth:13.08.1956

    School:

    Cathedral School, Mumbai (High 1st Division, ISC)

    College:

    • Shri Ram College of Commerce-B.Com
    • Faculty of Law, Delhi – L.L.B. (1st Class-2nd in the University)
    • Harvard Law School-L.L.M. (Thesis on affirmative action: a comparison between India and US constitutional law)

    Profession:

    Senior Counsel, Supreme Court of India.
    Was made Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of India.  Justice Venkatachalaiah amended the rules in order to make him a Senior Counsel at the young age of 37 against the mandatory 45.  Has practiced Maritime Law in New York at Haight, Gardener, Poor and Havens for 1 year.  Has practiced law for the last 35 years.  Has over 500 Reported Supreme Court Judgments to his credit.  Expert in Comparative Constitutional Law and Civil Law.

    Governing Board:

    Gujarat Law School, Ahmedabad.

    Mediation Committee:

    Member, Supreme Court of India.

    Lectured at:

    • The Delhi Law School, University of Delhi.
    • The Bar Council of India at the Supreme Court of India.
    • Gave the keynote address at the K.L. Misra Lecture on SPIRITUALITY AND LAW along with the Chief Justice of India and other Supreme Court Judges in Allahabad in 2004.
    • Member of the Delegation from the Supreme Court of India to the Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2002.
    • Gave a talk at IIC Delhi 2007 on Beethoven.

    Specializing in Comparative Religious Studies:

    • Ordained Priest from Bandra Agiary.
    • Lectured in New York to the Zoroastrian Federation.
    • Gave the SEARCH lecture at the IIC, Delhi in 200.
    • Gave religious talks at Philadelphia in 2005.
    • Gave two lectures in Ahmedabad at the invitation of the Ahmedabad Parsi Panchayat in 2003.
    • Held fortnightly Gatha classes for two years in Delhi.
    • Delivered the Annual K.R. Cama Lecture at K.R. Cama Institute, Mumbai on “Through the Looking Glass”.
    • Zoroastrianism in other faiths on 11.11.2006.
    • Solicitor General of India from July 27, 2011 to February 4, 2013.
    • Elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 7th July, 2014.

    Other interests:

    • Passion for and deep knowledge about western classical music.
    • Great interest in and avid reader of history, philosophy, literature and science.
    • Enjoys nature walks-is a committed daily walker.
    Born on August 28, 1954. Enrolled as Advocate on January 21, 1978. Practised on Civil, Constitutional and Labour sides in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur. Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on October 25, 1999 and Permanent Judge on October 24, 2001. Transferred to Rajasthan High Court and assumed charge at Principal Seat Jodhpur on February 11, 2010. Transferred to Chhattisgarh High Court and assumed charge on April 23, 2012. Was transferred to the High Court of Manipur as Chief Justice and assumed the charge as the First Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur on March 23, 2013. Transferred as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, Guwahati, and assumed charge on October 19, 2013. Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court and assumed charge on August 13, 2014.
  • Due to retire on August 27, 2019.
  • • Born on 20.07.1955. Enrolled on 07.01.1981. Practised in Mofussil Courts at Tirupattur, Krishnagiri and Harur, State of Tamilnadu. Entered Tamilnadu Higher Judicial Service as a direct recruit District Judge in 1988 and worked as District and Sessions Judge in various Districts of the State.

    • Elevated as a Judge of High Court of Madras on 03.04.2003.

    • As a Member of Board of Governors and as President of Board of Governors in State Judicial Academy, played a key role in organising systematic Training Programmes for judicial officers and staff members. Authored the Book "Hand Book of Civil and Criminal Courts Management and Use of Computers" for guidance of District Judiciary and published Hand Books for the guidance of Judicial Ministerial Staff.

    • Executive Chairman of the Tamilnadu State Legal Services with effect from 15.07.2013. Chairman of Madras High Court Legal Services Committee from 21.02.2011 to 20.01.2012 and actively involved in Legal Services and organizing Lok Adalats.

    • Sworn as the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court on 16.11.2013. Instrumental in improving the infrastructure of the District Judiciary, recruitment and filling up vacancies of Ministerial Staff. Published Hand Books for guidance of judicial officers and staff members.

    • Elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13.08.2014.

    Born on November 9, 1957.  Enrolled as an Advocate in June, 1983. Practised in the High Court of Bombay till December, 1985.  Shifted his practice to Delhi in January, 1986.    Designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court in April, 2004.   Appeared as Amicus Curiae in many matters.  Appointed Special Public Prosecutor for CBI to conduct trial in all 2G matters under the orders of the Supreme Court.  Member of Supreme Court of India Legal Services Committee for two terms.  Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on August 13, 2014.   Due to retire on November 8, 2022.

    Justice Amitava Roy was born on 1.3.1953 at Kolkata, West Bengal. He belongs to a family of lawyers. His father Late Anadi Bhushan Roy was a practicing Senior Advocate of repute at Dibrugarh in the State of Assam. His Father-in-Law, Late Salil Kumar Dutta had been a Judge of the Calcutta High Court. His brother-in-law, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipankar Dutta is a sitting Judge of the Kolkata High Court.

  • He did his education at Dibrugarh. After completing post graduation in Physics from the Dibrugarh University, he obtained his LL.B. degree from the same University in 1976.

  • Justice Amitava Roy was enrolled with the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on 20.02.1976. He had extensively practiced before the district courts in the Districts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia from 1976 to 1981. He shifted his practice before the Gauhati High Court in 1981 and since then appeared before the Gauhati High Court, the Central Administrative Tribunal, Gauhati and the District Subordinate Courts at Gauhati. He practiced mainly on the Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour and Revenue side. He had also been the Senior Government Advocate of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh in the Gauhati High Court from 1991 to 1996. He was a member of Assam Law Commission till his elevation. He was designated Senior Advocate by the High Court on 03.06.1999.

  • He was elevated as a Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 04.02.2002 and was appointed as Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court and took oath as such on 2.1.2013. Thereafter he was transferred and appointed as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court on 06.08.2014. On being elevated he took oath as a Judge of  the Supreme Court of India on 27.02.2015.

  • Justice A. M. Khanwilkar was born on 30th July 1957, Pune, India.

  • He did B.Com from Mulund College of Commerce, Mumbai and L.L.B. from K.C. Law College, Mumbai.

  • He was enrolled as Advocate on 10th February, 1982.

  • He was appointed as Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on 29th March, 2000 and confirmed as permanent Judge on 8th April, 2002.

  • He was appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh on 4th April, 2013. Thereafter, he was appointed as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on 24th November, 2013.

  • Elevated as Judge of Supreme Court of India and assumed charge on May 13, 2016.

  • Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13 May 2016.

    Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court from 31 October 2013 until appointment to the Supreme Court.

    Judge of the Bombay High Court from 29 March 2000 until appointment as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court. Director of Maharashtra Judicial Academy.

    Additional Solicitor General of India from 1998 until appointment as a Judge.

    Designated as Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court in June 1998.

    Practised law at the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court.

    Visiting Professor of  Comparative  Constitutional  Law at  the  University  of Mumbai.  Visiting Professor at Oklahoma University School of Law, USA.

    Delivered lectures at the Australian National University, Harvard Law School, Yale Law School and the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Speaker at conferences organised by bodies of the United Nations including United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, International Labour Organisation and United Nations Environmental Program, the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

    Obtained LLM degree and a Doctorate in Juridical Sciences (SJD) from Harvard Law School, USA.

    BA with Honours in Economics from St Stephen's College, New Delhi. LLB from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.

    Born on 5th July, 1956 in Jaunpur (district), Uttar Pradesh to Late Shri Chandrama Prasad Srivastava and Smt.  Kalavathi Srivasthava.  Graduated in Arts in the year 1975, Obtained Law Degree in 1st Division from the Allahabad University in the year 1979.

  • Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh on 6th April, 1979.  Thereafter, started practice on Civil and Original side at Allahabad High Court till the elevation to the Bench.

  • Worked as Standing Counsel of Allahabad University, State Mineral Development Corporation Limited and several Municipal Boards, Banks & Education Institutions.  Elected as Senior Vice-President of the Allahabad High Court Bar Association.  Elevated as permanent Judge of the Allahabad High Court on 24th April, 2001.  Served as Chairman, Higher Judicial Service Committee and headed several other committees.

  • Sworn in as Judge of the High Court of Kerala on 10.07.2014, and took charge as Acting Chief Justice on 01.08.2014.  Sworn in as Chief Justice on 26.03.2015.

  • Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13th May, 2016.

  • Born on 08.06.1957 at Chirala, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Did his B.Com., B.L., from Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Enrolled as an Advocate on 29.07.1982 at Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh.
  • From July, 1982 to January, 1984 practiced at the District Court, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • From January, 1985 to December, 1994 practiced at the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, at Hyderabad.
  • From January 1995 to May, 2016 practiced at the Supreme Court of India.
  • Designated as a Senior Advocate by the Andhra Pradesh High Court in December, 2000.
  • Served as Additional Solicitor General of India from August 2003 to May, 2004 and again from 26.08.2013 to 18.12.2014.
  • Appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13.05.2016.
  • His Lordship was born on December 26, 1958. His Lordship studied in Modern School, New Delhi till 1976 and Graduated in Economics (Hons.) from St. Stephens College, Delhi University in 1979.

    His Lordship obtained his LL.B. Degree from The Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in 1982 and enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi on July 15, 1982. His Lordship practiced mainly in the Commercial, Civil, Writ, Original and Company jurisdictions of the High Court of Delhi and the Supreme Court of India.

    The cases also involved appearances before MRTP Commission, Company Law Board, Debt Recovery Tribunal and Arbitrators apart from the other nature of litigation including Constitutional, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Customs and Excise, MRTP, Real Estate, Administrative, Co-operative, Commercial, Service, Telecommunication, Anti- Dumping Laws, etc.

    His Lordship remained Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India from 1987 to 1999 and was designated as a Senior Advocate in December, 1999. His Lordship was appointed Senior Counsel for the Delhi High Court and for the Delhi University, was on the Senior panel of Union of India and served as the Additional Senior Standing Counsel for the DDA.

    His Lordship was elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi on May 03, 2001 and was appointed as a permanent Judge on May 02, 2003.

    His Lordship was elevated as the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 23.09.2012 to 25.09.2012.

    His Lordship was elevated as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court w.e.f. 01.06.2013.

    His Lordship assumed charge as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court on 26.07.2014.

    His Lordship was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 17.02.2017.

    His Lordship is deeply interested in theatre, music and golf.

    Born on 5th May, 1958.

    Enrolled as an Advocate on 05.09.1980.

    Practiced for one year at Dharwad in the Chambers of Sri I.G. Hiregoudar, Advocate before shifting practice of Bengaluru. Joined the Chambers of Sri Shivaraj V. Patil, Advocate (as he then was), who later adorned the Supreme Court of India. Started independent practice in the year 1984. Practiced mainly in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters.

    Served as Vice-Chairman of Karnataka State Bar Council from 1991 to 1993 and as Chairman of Karnataka State Bar Council during 1995 and 1996. Served as State Public Prosecutor of Karnataka State from 1999 to 2002.

    Appointed as Additional Judge of the Karnataka High Court on 12.05.2003 and as Permanent Judge on 24.09.2004. Was the President of Bangalore Mediation Centre and Karnataka Judicial Academy.

    On transfer, sworn-in as Judge, High Court of Kerala. Assumed charge as Acting Chief Justice on 01.08.2016. Sworn in as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala on 22.09.2016.

    Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 17th February, 2017.

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    Born on 05.01.1958. Enrolled as an Advocate on 18.02.1983. Practised in the High Court of Karnataka. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Karnataka High Court on 12.05.2003 and as a Permanent Judge on 24/09/2004. Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 17th February, 2017.

    Born on August 19,1956.

    Did his schooling at St Xavier's High School, Patna, Graduation from Hindu College, New Delhi and LL.B. from Delhi University.

    Enrolled as an Advocate on July 26, 1979 and practiced in the Patna High Court for 23 years on Civil, Constitutional, Labour, Service, Commercial, Company(Limited), Criminal matters.

    Appointed as Permanent Judge of the Patna High Court on February 11, 2004. Transferred to Chhattisgarh High Court in July, 2014. Also functioned as its Acting Chief Justice and thereafter as Chief Justice till sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court on May 14, 2016.

    Elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 17.02.2017.

    Born on 7th May, 1955 in Nurpur, Kangra District (Himachal Pradesh) in a family of lawyers.  His father, late Shri M.R. Gupta was a leading Advocate of Shimla.  Justice Gupta obtained his law degree from Delhi University in 1978.  He practised in the High Court of Himachal Pradesh and was appointed as Judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court on 4th October, 2004. 

  • He remained Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh twice.  He headed the Green Bench.  Justice Gupta remained Executive Chairman of the H.P. State Legal Services Authority and the President of the H.P. Judicial Academy, Shimla for more than three years.  He also headed the Committee on Computerization of the Courts in Himachal Pradesh.

  • He took oath as the first Chief Justice of High Court of Tripura on 23.03.2013.  He was transferred and took oath as the Chief Justice of High Court of Chattisgarh on 16.05.2016.

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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra
    The Chief Justice Of India
    (DoB.) 03-10-1953
    Term of Office: (DoA) 10-10-2011 to (DoR) 02-10-2018
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 28-08-2017
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Jasti Chelameswar (DoB.) 23-06-1953
    Term of Office: (DoA) 10-10-2011 to (DoR) 22-06-2018
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi (DoB.) 18-11-1954
    Term of Office: (DoA) 23-04-2012 to (DoR) 17-11-2019
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur (DoB.) 31-12-1953
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Kurian Joseph (DoB.) 30-11-1953
    Term of Office: (DoA) 08-03-2013 to (DoR) 29-11-2018
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde (DoB.) 24-04-1956
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice R.K. Agrawal (DoB.) 05-05-1953
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice N.V. Ramana (DoB.) 27-08-1957
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arun Mishra (DoB.) 03-09-1955
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel (DoB.) 07-07-1953
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice R.F. Nariman (DoB.) 13-08-1956
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre (DoB.) 28-08-1954
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit (DoB.) 09-11-1957
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Amitava Roy (DoB.) 01-03-1953
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.M. Khanwilkar (DoB.) 30-07-1957
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  • Hon'ble Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud (DoB.) 11-11-1959
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul (DoB.) 26-12-1958
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice S. Abdul Nazeer (DoB.) 05-01-1958
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Navin Sinha (DoB.) 19-08-1956
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    The Hon'ble Sir Harilal Jekisundas Kania, Kt. Cr.1943; Chief Justice of India 14 Aug. 1947-5 Nov. 1951; s. of Jekisundas m. 1925, Kusum, d. of Sir Chunilal Mehta q.v; one d. Educ B.A. Samaldas College, Bhavnagar; LL.B. Government Law College, Bombay; passed the High Court Advocate (O.S.) Examination 1915. Judge High Court, Bombay. 1933-46, acting Chief Justice in 1944 and 1945; Judge; Federal Court 20 June 1946-13 Aug. 1947. Retired on 6.11.1951.
    The Hon'ble Mr. M. Patanjali Sastri, B.A., B.L.(Madras University),Chief Justice of India 7 Nov. 1951-3 Jan. 1954; b.January 4,1889; s. of Pandit Krishna Sastri, formerly Senior Sanskrit Pandit, Pachaiyappa's Coll., Madras; m.Srimati M. Kamakshi Ammal; three s. and four d.; Educ.: Pachaiayya's College and Law College, Madras; Practised as Advocate in the High Court at Madras; elevated to the Bench, 15th March, 1939; Judge, Federal Court December 6, 1947; Supreme Court 6 Nov. 1951. Retired on 03.01.1954.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Mehr Chand Mahajan, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India, 4 January, 1954 to 22nd December, 1954. b. December 23, 1889. Practised as Lawyer at Dharmshala, 1913; at Gurdaspur, 1914-18; at Lahore, 1918-43; Pres, High Court Bar Association, Lahore 1938-43; Director, Punjab National Bank, 1933-43; Fellow and Syndic, Punjab University, 1940-47; Syndic, East Punjab University, 1947-50; Hon. Degree of LL.D., Punjab University; 1948 Pres. D.A.V. College, Managing Committee, 1938-43 All India Fruit Products Assoc. Bombay Session, 1945; Member, Fruit Development Board, Punjab. Judge, Lahore High Court, 1943; Member, R.I.N. Mutiny Commission, 1946; Punjab Boundary Commission, 1947; Judge, East Punjab High Court, 1947 Prime Minister; Jammu and Kashmir State 1947-48; Constitutional Adviser to His Highness the Maharaja of Bikaner, 1948, Judge, Federal Court/Supreme Court 4 Oct. 1948-3 January 1954. Retired on 22.12.1954.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Bijan Kumar Mukherjea, M.A.(History) B.L.(Gold Medalist), M.L.(Gold Medalist), Doctor of Law, Anauth Dev Research Priseman, Tagore Law Lecturer (Calcutta University), Saraswati (Sanskrit), Chief Justice of India 1954-31 Jan 1956; s. of R.D. Mukherjea and Sarat Kumari Devi; m. Labanyalata Devi; one s. Amiya Kumar Mukherjea; Educ. Hooghly College, Bengal, University Law College Calcutta. Joined Calcutta Bar, 1914 Junior Govt. Pleader Calcutta High Court, 1934; Senior Govt. Pleader, Calcutta Court, 1936; Judge Calcutta High Court, November 1936-1948, Member Bengal Boundary Commission, 1947; Judge, Federal Court/Supreme Court 14 Oct. 1948-22 Dec.1954. Fellow of the Calcutta University; Pres. Bengal Sansk. Association; was associated with Scouts Movement in Bengal acted as District Commissioner, South Calcutta Boys Sc Association; connected with Literary and Cultural Society Bibudha Janani Sava, Nabadwip, Gita Sava, Calcutta, St. Sahitya Parishad; Calcutta etc. Publication; problems Law; Hindu Law of Religious and Charitable Trusts. Retired on 31.01.1956.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Sudhi Ranjan Das, born 1 Oct. 1894, Chief Justice of India 1 Feb. 1956 to 30 Sept. 1959; el.s. of late Rakhal Chandra Dass; m. 12 May 1919. Swapna 2nd Daughter of late Rai Bahadur S.B. Majumdar; ss. 2 Wg. Cdr Suranjan and Suhrid Ranjan, d. 1, Anjana. Educ.: Tagore's School, Shanti Niketan, Bangbasi College, Calcutta, University College, Law Graduated Calcutta Univeristy 1915, LL.B.(Lond.) Ist Class first, 1918, called to Bar Gray's Inn 1918; joined Calcutta 1919, Lecturer University Law College; Additional Judge, Calcutta High Court 1942 Puisne Judge, Calcutta High Court since 1944 Chief Justice, Punjab High Court from 19 Jan. 1949 to 19 Jan. 1950. Judge Federal Court/Supreme Court of India since 20 Jan. 1950. Acting Chief Justice of India, 5 Sept. to 31 Oct. 1955, 1 Dec. 1955 to 31 Jan.1956. Retired on 30.9.1959.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha, B.A. (Hons) M.A., B.L. Chief Justice, Supreme Court, October 1, 1959-31 Jan. 1964.; b.February 1, 1899; Educ. : Arrah Zila School, Patna College and Patna Law College; topped the list of successful candidates at the B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. Exams. of the Patna Univ. in 1919 and 1921 respectively. Srimati Radhika Sinha Gold Medalist for standing first in History. Vakil, Patna High Court, 1922-27; Advocate, 1927-35; Lecturer, Govt. Law College, Patna, 1926-35; was member, Senate of the Faculty of Law and of the Board of Examiners in Law, Patna Univ.; member, Court of the Benaras Hindu Univ. : Government Pleader 1935-39, Assistant Govt. Advocate, 1940-42, Judge, Patna High Court, 1943-51; Chief Justice, Nagpur High Court 1951-54, Judge, Supreme Court, December 1954-September 30, 1959. Recreation : Hiking. Retired on 31.01.1964.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Pralhad Balacharya Gajendragadkar, M.A., LL.B., Chief Justice of India. b. March 16, 1901; Educ. : Satara High School (1911 to 1918); Karnatak Coll. (1918-1920); Deccan Coll. (1920 to 1924); Dakshina Fellow (1922-24); Jhala Vedant Prizeman; Bhagwandas Purshotamdas Sanskrit Scholar (1922-24); Law College, Poona (1924-26). Edited the Hindu Law Quarterly; Sir Lallubhai Shah Lecture Series, Bombay Univ. on Hindu Law of Adoption, 1950; University Extension Lectures on the Hindu Code Bill, Karnatak Univ. 1951; Presided over the Maharashtra Social Conference in 1953 and in 1954; Chairman, Bank Award Commission, March-July, 1955; Chairman of the Committee on the Re-organisation of Legal Education in the University of Delhi-1964. Was a member of the Senate of the Bombay University, Delhi University and the Benaras University. Joined the Legal profession in the Bombay Appellate Side Bar in 1926; Judge Bombay High Court 1945-57; Judge, Supreme Court - 1957; Chief Justice of India from February 1, 1964. Closely connected with Indian Law Institute, New Delhi; Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi; Indian School of International Studies, New Delhi, Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi; Humanist Union, Nainital; Youth Hostels Association of India, New Delhi; General Education Society, Bombay; Shikshan Prasarak Mandali, Poona ; India International Centre, New Delhi and many other educational and social institutions. Publications; Sanskrit Text of Nanda Pandit's Dattaka Mimansa and its English translation; "Law, Liberty and Social Justice" (Asia Publications) - Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Lectures Volume; and many articles and forewords to credit. Retired on 15.03.1966.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Amal Kumar Sarkar, Barrister-at-Law, Judge, Supreme Court, since 4th March, 1957; b. June 29, 1901; Educ. : Scottish Churches and Bangabasi College, University Law College. Practised as an Advocate in the High Court at Calcutta. Judge, Calcutta High Court, Jan. 1949-March, 1957. Club : Calcutta Club.Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 16-03-1966. Retired on 29.6.66.
    The Hon'ble Mr. K. Subba Rao, B.A., B.L., Judge, Supreme Court, since January 31, 1958. b. July 15, 1902; Educ. : Govt. Arts College, Rajahmundry. Law College, Madras, Practised in Madras High Court, from 1926 ; Judge, Madras High Court, March 1948 - July 1954 ; Chief Justice, Andhra High Court, Guntur, July 5, 1954 - October 31, 1956; Chief Justice Andhra Pradesh High Court, November 1, 1956 - January 1958.Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 30.06.1966. Retired on 11.04.1967.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Kailas Nath Wanchoo, B.A. (Allahabad). I.C.S., Judge, Supreme Court, since August 11, 1958.; b.February 25,1903; Educ. : Pandit Pirthi Nath High School,Kanpur, Muir Central College, Allahabad and Wadhan College, Oxford. Passed into the Indian Civil Service, 1924; Joined service December 1, 1926 ; served as Joint Magistrate and District and Sessions Judge in various Districts in Uttar Pradesh; Judge, Allahabad High Court, Feb. 1947-Jan.1951; Chief Justice, Rajasthan High Court, 1951-58; Chairman, U.P. Judicial Reforms Committee, 1950-51; reported to the Government of India on the financial and other implications of the new State of Andhra, February 1953. Sole Member, Indore Firing Inquiry Commission, 1954; Chairman, Dholpur Succession Case Commission, 1955; Member, Law Commission, India 1955.Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 12.04.1967. Retired on 24.02.1968.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Mohammad Hidayatullah, B.A. (Nagpur) : M.A. (Cantab); Barrister-at-Law, O.B.E.(1946) : Judge, Supreme Court from Dec. 1, 1958.b. Dec. 17,1905; Educ. : Govt. High School, Raipur (1922) ; Phillip's Scholar, Morris College, Nagpur (1926) ; B.A. 2nd order of merit Malak Gold Medalist, Trinity College, Cambridge (1927-30), English and Law Tripos, Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-Law (1930), President, Indian Majlis, Cambridge (1929) ; Advocate, Nagpur High Court (1930-46); Lecturer, University College of Law (1935-43) ; Government Pleader (1942-43) ; Advocate-General, Central Provinces & Berar (1943-46); Puisne Judge (1946-54) ; Chief Justice, Nagpur High Court (1954-56); Chief Justice, High Court of Madhya Pradesh, November 1, 1956 to November 28, 1958 ; Member, Nagpur Municipal Committee (1931-33) ; Nagpur Improvement Trust (1943-45), Nagpur University Executive and Academic Councils, Court etc. (1934-53) ; Dean of the Faculty of Law, (1949-53) ; Member, Faculty of Law Saugar University ; Court Vikram University and Aligarh Muslim University ; (1954) ; Member, Nagpur Bar Council (1943-46); Chief Commissioner, Madhya Pradesh Bharat Scouts and Guides (1950-53); Vice-President, National Council Bharat Scouts and Guides (1950-52). Awarded the highest award Silver Elephant (1950); Adviser, International Fellowship of Former Scouts and Guides.Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 25.02.1968. Retired on 16.12.1970.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Jayantilal Chhotalal Shah, LL.B., Judge, Supreme Court, since October 12, 1959; b.Jan.22,1906; Educ. R.C. High School, Ahmedabad; Gujrat College and Elphinstone College, Bombay, practised at Ahmedabad District Court and Bombay High Court, Advocate (O.S.), Chairman, Poisoning Inquiry Commission, appointed by the Government of India to investigate the causes of food poisoning in Kerala State; Judge, Bombay High Court till October 1959; Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 17.12.1970.Retired on 21.01.1971.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Sarv Mittra Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court February, 1964; b. April 26, 1908; B.A. (Cantab); Bar-at-Law; Started practice Lahore High Court, 1930; Assistant Advocate-General, Punjab, 1949; Advocate-General, Punjab, 1951-64; Alternative Representative to the U.N. Committee on Codification and Development of International Law, 1947; Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Irrigation and Power, 1949;Member, International Law Association Committtee on International Rovers, 1955; Member, Indian Law Commission, 1955-58; Member, Indian Delegation to Law of the Sea Conference, Geneva, 1958: Delegate to the World Peace through Law Conferences, Tokyo 1961, Athens 1963; Delegate to the Accra Assembly, Accra, Ghana, 1962; Member, Executive Committee and Governing Council, Indian Law Institute; Member, Executive Committee, Indian Commission of Jurists; Member, Executive Committee, Indian Branch of the International Law Association; Director Sarswati Sugar Syndicate, Ltd. upto 1951; Trustee Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 1956. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 22.01.1971. Retired on 25.04.1973.
    The Hon'ble Mr. A.N. Ray; b.29 January,1912; s. of late Sati Nath Ray and grandson of late Dr. Debendra Nath Ray; married Himani Mukherjee, eldest daughter of late Atulya Charan Mukherjee; one son-Ajoy Nath Ray; Educated at Ripon School and Presidency College, Calcutta (M.A. Modern History); Hindu College Foundation Scholar; Later educated at Oriel College, Oxford and took B.A. in Honours School of Modern History; Called to the Bar by the Hon'ble Society of Gray's Inn in 1939; Practised at the High Court, Calcutta; Became a Judge of the Supreme Court on 1st August, 1969, Became Chief Justice of India on 26th April, 1973; President of the Governing Body, Presidency College, Calcutta from 1959; Honorary Treasurer of Asiatic Society from 1962 to 1965; Vice-President of Asiatic Society from 1965 to 1967; President, Society for the Welfare of Blind, Narendrapur, West Bengal; Member, Karma Samiti, Visva-Bharati from 1963 to 1967 and Life Member of the Sansad, Visva-Bharati. Retired on 28.01.1977.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mirza Hameedullah Beg, M.A. (Cantab), Barrister-at-Law; Born at Lucknow on 22nd February, 1913; son of the Hon'ble Mirza Samiullah Beg, former Chief Justice of Hyderabad State; educated at St. George's Summer School, Hyderabad (Deccan); Obtained a Gold Medal for a record performance securing first position in Senior Cambridge H.S.L.C. Examination, 1929; joined Trinity College, Cambridge, England, 1931, and obtained Honours in Archeaological and Anthropological and Historical Triposes; took the B.A. (Honours) degree in 1934, and then the M.A. degree, of the Cambridge University, attended advanced classes in Economics, Public Finance, Political Theory and Organisation, Constitutional Law and International Law, at the London School of Economics, joined the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn; obtained a first class first in Hindu and Mohammedan Laws at the Bar Examinations held by the Council of Legal Education in England, was called to the Bar in February, 1941; practised at Meerut and Allahabad as an Advocate of the Allahabad High Court from 1942; Lecturer on Constitutional Law and on Equity at Meerut College, Meerut, from 1943 to 1946, and, at the Allahabad University, On the Law of Evidence and on Human Law and Ancient Law, from 1946 to 1963; enrolled as an Advocate of the Federal Court of India in 1949, and, subsequently of the Supreme Court of India, built up an extensive practice on all sides; was Standing Counsel to the Allahabad University, and to the U.P. Sunni Central Wakf Board, and appeared frequently for Municipal bodies; raised to the Bench of the Allahabad High Court on 11th June, 1963; sat both on the Criminal and Civil sides and then on the Tax Bench at the Allahabad High Court; appointed Company Judge of the Allahabad High Court and was also incharge of the matrimonial and testamentary jurisdiction of the High Court from the middle of 1967 to 1970; appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh in January, 1971; appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 10.12.1971; Member of the International Law Association and of the World Association of Judges. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 29.01.1977. Retired on 21.02.1978.
    Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud; born in Poona on 12th July, 1920; early education in Nutan Marathi Vidyalaya, Poona; graduated in 1940 from the Elphinstone College, Bombay with History and Economics; passed the LL.B. examination of the University of Bombay (Law College, Poona) in 1942, First in First Class; won the following Scholarships and awards of the Bombay University ; (i) The Sir Nathubhai Mangaldas Legal Scholarship; (ii) The Judge Spencer Prize; (iii) Gussie K. Kanga Scholarship; Enrolled as an Advocate, High Court Bombay, in 1943; Part-time Professor of Law in Government Law College, Bombay, from 1949 to 1952;Appointed as an Assistant Government Pleader, High Court Bombay, in 1952 and as Government Pleader in 1958; Appointed Judge, High Court Bombay, on 19th March, 1961. Worked as (i) One-man Pay Commission for fixing pay-scales of Bombay Municipal Corporation Officers; (ii) Arbitrator in the dispute between the Bombay Electrical Supply & Transport Undertaking and the BEST Employees' Union and as (iii) One-man Commission for inquiring into the circumstances leading to the death of Shri Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court, on 28th August, 1972. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 22.02.1978. Retired on 11.07.1985.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.N. Bhagwati; b.21st December,1921; s.of late N.H. Bhagwati; married Prabhavati Shethji; three daughters Parul, Pallavi and Sonali; secured 2nd position in Matriculation in Bombay, graduated in Maths. (Hons.) in Ist class from Elphinstone College, Bombay in 1941; appointed a Fellow of the same college; whilst doing M.A. in Maths. courted arrest during the National Freedom Movement in 1942 and went underground for four months; took his Law Degree in Ist Class from Government Law College, Bombay; practised at the High Court, Bombay; became a Judge of the Gujarat High Court on 21st July, 1960; became Chief Justice of Gujarat on 16th September, 1967; became Judge of the Supreme Court on 17th July, 1973; was Chairman of the Legal Aid Committee appointed by the Government of Gujarat for suggesting ways and means of providing free legal aid and advice to the poor and weaker section of the community; acted as Chairman of the State Legal Aid Committee for running the Pilot Project of free Legal Aid and Advice in Gujarat; Chairman of the Judicial Reforms Committee set up by the Government of Gujarat; Chairman of the Gujarat Kendra of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan; connected with several educational institutions in Ahmedabad; Chairman of the Harilal Bhagwati Institute of Journalism conducted by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Ahmedabad; at one time Member of the Senates of the Gujarat University and the M.S. University at Baroda; Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 12.07.1985. Retired on 20.12.1986.
    Pathak, Raghunandan Swarup, M.A.,LL.B., Born on November 25, 1924. Educated at St. Joseph's High School, Allahabad; Ewing Christian College, Allahabad; Allahabad University. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Allahabad High Court on November 8, 1948. Practised at Allahabad in Constitutional Law, Income-tax, Sales Tax and other Taxation Laws; Civil Law, Company Law and Industrial Disputes cases. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Allahabad High Court for a period of two years with effect from October 1, 1962. Appointed permanent Judge of that High Court on July 23, 1963. Appointed Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court on March 18, 1972. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on February 20, 1978, taken over as Chief Justice of India on December 21, 1986. Relinquished the office of the Chief Justice of India on 18.06.1989 on appointment as Judge, International Court of Justice.
    Venkataramiah, Engalaguppe Seetharamiah, B.A., LL.B., - Born on 18.12.1924. Educated at Government Primary School, Pandavapura; Government Middle School, Pandavapura; D.Banumiah's High School, Mysore; Intermediate College, Mysore; Maharaja's College, Mysore; Law College, Poona and Raja Lakhamangouda Law College, Belgaum. Enrolled as a Pleader in Bangalore Division on 2.6.1946 and on 5.1.1948 as Advocate in the High Court of Mysore at Bangalore. Practised on both original and appellate side in Civil and Criminal courts and in the High Court at Bangalore. Worked as Special Government Pleader, Government Advocate, Government of Mysore from 5.6.1969 to 4.3.1970. Advocate General, Mysore from 5.3.1970 to 25.6.1970. Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on 25.6.1970 and as permanent Judge of that High Court from 20.11.1970. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India on 8.3.1979. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 19.6.1989 retired on 17.12.1989.
    MUKHARJI SABYASACHI, B.A. (Hons.) Barrister-at-Law - Born on 1st June, 1927. Educated at Mitra Institution (Bhowanipore), Calcutta, Presidency College, Calcutta and graduated with honours in Economics from the Calcutta University. Called to the Bar by the Hon'ble Society of Middle Temple, London. Enrolled as an Advocate, Calcutta High Court on 23rd of November, 1949. Did Civil and Revenue and Constitutional cases at Calcutta High Court. Was a member of the Study Team on Administrative Tribunal under Administrative Reforms Commission. Appointed permanent Judge, Calcutta High Court on 31st July, 1968. Appointed a Part-time member of the 8th Finance Commission. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice, Calcutta High Court on 1.3.1983. Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 15.3.1983. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 18.12.1989. Died on 25.9.1990.
    MISRA RANGANATH, M.A.,LL.M. - Born on 25th November, 1926. Educated at Banpur High School; P.M. Academy; Ravenshaw College, Allahabad University. Enrolled Advocate of the Orissa High Court on 18th September, 1950. Handled all types of cases at Cuttack. Appointed Permanent Judge of the Orissa High Court on 4.7.1969. Appointed acting Chief Justice, Orissa High Court on 6.11.1980 and permanent Chief Justice from 16.1.1981. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India on 15.3.1983. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 25.9.1990. Retired on 24.11.1991.
    Kamal Narain Singh, M.A., LL.B. - Born on 13.12.1926 ; Educated at L.R.L.A. High School, Sirsa, Allahabad, Ewing Christian College Allahabad, University of Allahabad. Enrolled as an Advocate on 4th September, 1957 in the Allahabad High Court. Practised on Civil, Constitutional and Taxation matters at Allahabad. Appointed as Junior Standing Counsel for U.P. Govt. on 28.1.1963, Senior Standing Counsel for U.P. Govt. on 26.4.1967. Appointed as Advocate General, U.P. from 3.3.1970 to 3.5.1970. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Allahabad High Court for a period of two years with effect from 25th August, 1970. Appointed permanent Judge on 25.8.1972. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India on 10.3.1986. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 25.11.1991. Retired on 12.12.1991.
    KANIA, MADHUKAR HIRALAL, s of Hiralal J. Kania & Bhanumati; b. 18 Nov. 1927, at Bombay;m. Rupa; d. two; Ed: B.A. (Hons), LL.B; Fellow, Govt. Law College, Bombay 1949-1950;Part-time Prof. 1956-1962;Asstt. Government Pleader for State of Maharashtra in the Bombay City Civil Court, 1964-67;Govt. Pleader in the Bombay City Civil Court, 1967-69;Addl. Judge, Bombay High Court, November 4, 1969;Judge, Bombay High Court, 1971;Acting Chief Justice, Bombay High Court, October,1985;Chief Justice, Bombay High Court, June 1986;Judge, Supreme Court of India, Ist May, 1987; Chief Justice of India,13-12-1991;Retired on 17.11.1992.
    SHARMA,LALIT MOHAN, Date of birth : February 12, 1928, Place of Birth : Gaya (Bihar). Passed B.A. Hons. (Patna University ) in 1946. Passed B.L. (Patna University) in 1948. Enrolled as articled clerk in High Court, Patna in 1949. Started practice in High Court, Patna as an Advocate - Feb. 6, 1950. Enrolled as Supreme Court Advocate - March 6, 1957. Later nominated as Senior Advocate. Took charge (oath) as Judge, Patna High Court on April 12, 1973. Took charge (oath) as Judge, Supreme Court of India on October 5, 1987. Appointed Chief Justice of India on November 18, 1992. Retired on Feb. 11, 1993.
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah Date of birth : 25.10.1929 Qualifications- Had education in the old State of Mysore with Bachelor's degree in Science and Bachelor's degree in law of the University of Mysore. General-Commenced general practice of law in the year 1951, Appointed Permanent Judge of the High Court of Karnataka w.e.f. 6.11.1975, Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 5.10.1987, Appointed Chief Justice of India w.e.f. 12.2.1993, Retired on 24.10.1994 Married : Mrs. Parvathi Venkatachaliah Son : Chi.V.Sesha Raghav
    AHMADI,AZIZ MUSHABBER Date of birth : 25.3.1932 at Surat (India) Qualification : Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Joined the Bar in the year 1954-55. Appointed Judge, City Civil & Sessions Court, Ahmedabad in March, 1964. Appointed Secretary to Govt. of Gujarat, Legal Department in June, 1974. Appointed Judge, High Court of Gujarat on September 2, 1976. Worked as Chairman of: Advisory Board under Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act, 1974, Advisory Board under Prevention of Black Marketing, and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act, 1980, Gujarat State Third Pay Commission; and Also worked as a Member of the Ravi & Beas Waters Disputes Tribunal under the Rajiv-Longowal Settlement (Punjab Settlement). Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India in December, 1988. Worked as President, Supreme Court Legal Aid Committee in 1989 and as Executive Chairman, Committee for Implementing Legal Aid Schemes in India from Ist November, 1990 to 24th October, 1994. Elevated as Chief Justice of India w.e.f. the forenoon of 25th October, 1994. Patron-in-Chief for Legal Aid Schemes in India. Doctorate Degree, Honoris Causa conferred by University of Kurukshetra on February 27, 1994; by Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak on March 26, 1995 and by University of Kanpur on April 7, 1995. Retired on 24.3.1997.
    Verma, Jagdish Sharan, B.Sc., LL.B. - Born on 18th January, 1933. Educated at Venkat High School, Satna (Madhya Pradesh); Government Jubilee Inter College, Lucknow; Ewing Christian College, Allahabad and University of Allahabad. Enrolled Pleader in the Vindhya Pradesh Judicial Commissioner's Court, Rewa in January, 1955; Advocate, Madhya Pradesh High Court in August, 1959. Practised in constitutional, civil, criminal, taxation and revenue matters. Appointed Additional Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court from September 12, 1972, Permanent Judge of that High Court from 2.6.1973. Was Company Judge in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh for several years; was also Chairman of Advisory Boards constituted under the National Security Act and other preventive detention laws; also headed the Administrative Committee of Madhya Pradesh High Court for several years; Appointed Acting Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court from 27.10.1985 and permanent Chief Justice from 14.6.1986. Transferred as Chief Justice from Madhya Pradesh High Court to Rajasthan High Court on 1.9.1986. Twice Acting Governor of Rajasthan - from 15.10.1987 to 20.2.1988 and from 3.2.1989 to 20.2.1989. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court from 3.6.1989. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 25.3.1997. Retired on 18.1.1998.
    Madan Mohan Punchhi Father's Name : Late Shri Nand Lal Punchhi, Advocate. Date of birth : 10th October, 1933. Born at Pakpattan, Distt. Montgomery now in Pakistan. Permanent Address : 160, Sector-8A, Chandigarh. Educational route : Early schooling at Sacred Heart School, Amritsar. Late Schooling at Arya High School, Pakpattan. After the partition of the country, on migration to India, settled at Ferozepore, joining D.C. Jain College for further studies. Graduated from D.A.V. College, Jullundur. Obtained a Law Degree and Certificate of Proficiency from the Department of Laws, Delhi University in the year 1955. Experience : Joined the legal profession in his father's Chambers at Ferozepore in the year 1955. After practising for three years at Ferozepore where he had a stint of all types of work, he shifted to set up practice in the High Court of Punjab at Chandigarh in the year 1958. Had the occasion to do Civil, Criminal, Revenue, Land Tenures and Writ matters at the High Court level for 21 years. In this interval, remained for some time a Part-time Lecturer in the Law Department, Punjab University, Chandigarh, as also to be Standing Counsel for the Chandigarh Administration. Remained a Rotarian also in this while. Was appointed an Additional Judge for two years on 24.10.1979 in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh, which term was extended from time to time till be became a permanent Judge on 16.12.1982. Became a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 6.10.1989. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 18.1.1998. Retired on 9.10.1998 Family Life: Happily married to Meera Punchhi - has two married daughters, one married to a practising Lawyer and other to a practising Chartered Accountant, both living at Chandigarh - has two sons, one studying M.B.A. abroad and the other pursuing his law studies at Chandigarh.
    Name : DR.JUSTICE ADARSH SEIN ANAND Date of Birth : 1.11.1936 Place of Birth: Jammu (J & K State) Qualifications : Received early education from Model Academy at Jammu; Graduated from Jammu and Kashmir University in 1958; L.L.B. with First Class and Diploma in Labour Laws 1960) from Lucknow University; Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Laws (Constitutional Law of the Commonwealth) from London University in 1963. Called to the Bar from the Hon'ble Society of Inner Temple, London in 1964. Practiced Law in Punjab & Haryana High Court at Chandigarh and built up a lucrative practice. At the age of 38 years and six months, appointed as Additional Judge of Jammu & Kashmir High court on 26.5.1975 and confirmed as a permanent Judge of the same Court in February, 1976. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court on 26.5.1984, and Chief Justice of the same High Court on 11.5.1985. Transferred as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Madras with effect from 1.11.1989. Elevated to the Bench of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in November, 1991. Headed various Commissions of Enquiry and Investigative Commissions, as Judge & Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir. Was a Member of the High Court Arrears Committee, appointed by the Government of India in 1989. He has been a part-time Lecturer at the Punjab University, Chandigarh, Member of Jammu University Council and the Faculty of Laws, Jammu University as well as a Member of the Board of Studies, Faculty of Laws, Kashmir University. He was a Member of the Governing Body of Islamia College, Srinagar and is Member of the Board of Studies, Law Faculty, Jammu University. Participated in various National and International Conferences notable among them being the first Appellate Judges Conference at Manila (Philippines) in 1977; Appellate Judges Conferences at new Delhi in 1984, the Law Asia Conference in 1984 and 1986 and the SAARC Law Conference at New Delhi in 1994; 2nd Worldwide Common Law Judiciary Conference at Washington in 1997; SAARC Chief Justices' Conference at Colombo, Sri Lanka in October, 1998; Third Worldwide Common Law Judiciary Conference at Edinburgh (Scotland) from July 4-9, 1999. Is Author of the book titled "The Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir - Its Development & Comments". The 3rd revised edition was published in 1998. Has been unanimously elected as President of the International Institute of Human Rights Society (Retd.) in 1996. Awarded the Degree of LL.D. (Honoris Causa) at the special Convocation held by Lucknow University on 14th March, 1996. Awarded the Fellowship of the University College, London, on 19th May, 1997. Patron-in-Chief of National Legal Services Authority (India) with effect from 10th October, 1998. Unanimously elected as Hony. Bencher of the Hon'ble Society of Inner Temple, London - 1998. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 10th October, 1998. Awarded Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) at the 9th Convocation held at Jammu University on March 20, 1999. Retired on 01.11.2001(F/N).
    Bharucha, Sam Piroj, B.Sc., LL.B.Born on 6th May, 1937. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Bombay High Court on 28th July, 1960. Practised mainly on the Original side of the Bombay High Court. Also appeared in the Supreme Court. Appointed Additional Judge, Bombay High Court from 19th September, 1977 and as permanent Judge on 3rd April, 1978. Appointed as Chief Justice, Karnataka High Court from 1-11-91. Appointed Judge of Supreme Court of lndia on 1-7-92. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 01.11.2001(F/N). Due to retire on 6-5-2002.
    Kirpal, Bhupinder Nath, B.A. (Hons.),LL.B.Born on 8-11-1937. Enrolled pleader in 1961 and Advocate in 1962. Worked as Central Government Pleader in the Delhi High Court, Additional Standing Counsel for the Income Tax Department and thereafter as Central Government Standing Counsel since 1975. Appointed Additional Judge, Delhi High Court from 20-11-1979. Permanent Judge, Delhi High Court from 19-11-1983. Appointed as Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court on 14-12-1993. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 11-9-95. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 06.05.2002(FN). Retired on 08-11-2002(FN).
    Pattanaik, Gopal Ballav, B.Sc., LL.B.Born on 19th December, 1937, Enrolled Advocate on 28th February, 1962. Practised in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and company cases in Orissa High Court. Appeared in some cases in Supreme Court. Appointed Standing Counsel for State Government from 1st March, 1971, Additional Government Advocate from 19th July, 1974 and worked as Government Advocate for more than four years. Appointed Judge, Orissa High Court from 1st June 1983. Appointed as Chief Justice of Patna High Court on 19-5-95. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 11.9.95. Retired on 19-12-2002(F/N).
    Khare, Visheshwar Nath, B.A., L.L.B.Born on 2nd May, 1939. Enrolled Advocate Allahabad High Court on 28th November, 1961, Practised on the Civil, Writ and Revenue sides in the Allahabad High Court. Had been Chief Standing Counsel for State Government at Allahabad Bench. Appointed permanent Judge, Allahabad High Court from 25th June, 1983. Appointed as Chief Justice Calcutta High Court on 2-2-96. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 21-3-97. Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 19.12.2002(F/N). Retired on 2-5-2004.
    S. Rajendra Babu, LL.B.Born on 1st June, 1939. Enrolled as Advocate on 04-01-1969. He represented Income Tax Department as Additional Standing Counsel. Also represented the Government of Karnataka as High Court Government Pleader. Practised in Taxation, Constitutional law and Civil matters. Appointed permanent Judge of the Karnataka High Court on 19-02-1988. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 25-09-1997. Appointed as The Chief Justice of India in the forenoon of 02-05-2004. Retired on 01-06-2004(F/N).
    Lahoti, Ramesh Chandra, B.Com., LL.BBorn on 1-11-1940. Joined the Bar in District Guna in 1960 and enrolled as an Advocate in 1962. In April, 1977, recruited directly from the Bar to the State Higher Judicial Service and was appointed as a District & Sessions Judge. After functioning as a District & Sessions Judge for a year, he resigned in May 1978 and reverted to the Bar for practice mainly in the High Court. Appointed Additional Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on 3.5.1988 and made permanent Judge on 4.8.1989. Transferred to Delhi High Court on 7.2.94. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 9.12.1998. Appointed as Chief Justice of Supreme Court Of India on 01-06-2004 (Forenoon). Retired on 01.11.2005.
    Born on 14th January, 1942. Enrolled as an advocate at Delhi in 1964. Mainly practiced on the Civil & Constitutional sides In the Delhi High Court. Was Advocate for Indian Railways from 1969 to 1981; Advocate for Delhi Administration from 1973 to 1976-77; Additional Standing Counsel for Delhi Administration from 1980 to 1981; and Standing Counsel for Delhi Administration till elevation. Was also Central Government Counsel from 1980 to 1986. Held various positions as Secretary, and later President of the Delhi High Court Bar Association for several years; was also Member of the Bar Council of India representing Delhi for about four years from 1969 to 1973. Elevated as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 17th November, 1986 and became Permanent Judge on 29th April, 1987. Was Chairman of COFEPOSA Board; and Hon. Secretary of International Law Association. As a Judge, has delivered various Important Judgments dealing with Constitutional matters, Criminal Laws and other matters pertaining to Public Interest Litigation, such as cancellation of Petrol Pump licenses granted under the discretionary quota of Minister, Medical Seam, Environmental Laws, JMM, and unauthorized constructions. Was Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. Appointed as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on February 3, 1999. Delivered various important judgments pertaining to matters in respect of education, environments, unauthorized constructions and encroachments. Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India on day of Golden Jubilee of Supreme Court of India - January 28, 2000. Retired on l4.1.2007 (F.N.)
    Balakrishanan, Konakuppakatil Gopinathan, B.Sc., LL.M Born on 12-05-1945. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Kerala Bar Council on 16-03-1968. Practised on both on Civil and Criminal sides at Erinakulam. Appointed as a Munsif in the Kerala Judicial Service on 10-01-1973 and later resigned from service and resumed practice as an Advocatein the Kerala High Court. On 26-09-1985 - appointed as a judge of the Kerala High Court. On 24-11-1997-transferred to Gujarat High Court. On 16-07-1998 became the Chief Justice of the High Court of Gujarat and was transferred to the High Court of Judicature at Madras and assumed charge there as Chief Justice on 09-09-1999. On 08-06-2000 elevated as the Judge, Supreme Court. Appointed as The Chief Justice of India in the forenoon of 14.01.2007. Retired on 12.5.2010.
    Born on 29th September 1947 . Enrolled as an Advocate on 10th September 1974 . Practiced in the Bombay High Court, both on the Original Side and Appellate Side in Suits, Letters Patent Appeals, Writs, matters under Negotiable Instruments Act, Detention Matters, matters under Bombay Rent Act, matters under Bombay Municipal Corporation Act including trials concerning fixation of rate able value, matters under Maharashtra Land Revenue Code including trials concerning valuation of properties for the purposes of fixation of NA assessments, challenge to the validity of notifications fixing Standard Rent, appeared in AOs, First Appeals under the BMC Act, Second Appeals as also in Land Acquisition References under the Land Acquisition Act as also in matters under Bombay Land Requisition and Acquisition Act. This is apart from the practice in Industrial Law and Services Matters. Appeared as a counsel for the Department in Income-Tax matters. Appeared as a counsel for BMC in matters concerning rate able value and Octroi. Appeared as a counsel for Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation in High Court and Supreme Court in connection with service matters including disputes concerning framing of Pension Rules. Also appeared for the Management and Unions in matters under Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 and ULP Act, 1972. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on 8th October 1991 . Appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Bombay High Court on 23rd March 1993 . Appointed as a Judge of the Special Court (Trial of Offences Relating to Transaction in Securities) Act, 1992 on 15th October 1999 . During the above period, decided important matters under PIL pertaining to CRZ, financial matters under RBI and Banking Regulation Act; matters concerning the Constitutional validity of the 74th Amendment Act of 1992 dealing with Municipalities; matters under the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act, 1976; matters concerning Mergers and Acquisitions; matters under Payment of Bonus Act; matters under Industrial Disputes Act. In addition to the above, dealt with matters under the Income Tax Act concerning Valuation of closing stocks, Accounting treatment to be given to Modvat Credit Convergence of Tax Accounting with Commercial Accounting, etc.
    Altamas Kabir, M.A.,LL.B. - was born on July 19, 1948. He was enrolled as an Advocate in 1973 and practised in the District Court and the Calcutta High Court in Civil and Criminal sides. He was appointed as a permanent Judge in the Calcutta High Court on August 6, 1990. He was thereafter appointed as a Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court on 1.3.2005. Appointed as a Judge, Supreme Court of India on September 9, 2005. Appointed as The Chief Justice of India in the forenoon of 29.09.2012. Retired on July 19, 2013(F.N.)
    P. Sathasivam, B.A., B.L., - born on April 27, 1949. Enrolled as an Advocate on July 25, 1973 at Madras. Practiced in all types of Writ, Civil and Criminal matters, Company Petition, Insolvency Petitions, Habeas Corpus Petitions both on Original and Appellate sides of the Madras High Court. Worked as Government Advocate, Additional Government Pleader, Special Government Pleader in the Madras High Court. Also worked as Legal Adviser for several State owned Transport Corporations, Municipalities, Nationalized Banks etc. Appointed as a permanent Judge of the Madras High Court on January 8, 1996. Transferred to the Punjab & Haryana High Court on 20.04.2007. Appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 21.08.2007. Retired on 27.04.2014 (F.N.)
    Born on September 28,1949 at Jodhpur, Son of Justice S.K. Mal Lodha, former Judge of Rajasthan High Court. Took B.SC. and LL.B Degree from University of Jodhpur and enrolled with Bar Council of Rajasthan on February, 1973. Practiced Law in the Rajasthan High Court and dealt with all branches of law : Constitutional, Civil, Company, Criminal, Taxation, Labour, etc. He was the Central Government Standing Counsel in charge of entire litigation of Union of India at Jaipur Bench during the period 1990 to 1992. He represented Rajasthan High Court in important matters as a Special Counsel. Argued many important cases on behalf of number of Government bodies, Semi-Government bodies, Public authorities like the Rajasthan State Industrial and Investment Development Corporation, Rajasthan Text Book Board, Rajasthan Agricultural Marketing Board, Bharatpur Central Co-operative Bank, Rajasthan State Electricity Board, New India Assurance Company, Oriental Insurance Company, Kendriya Vidyalaya etc. Elevated as a Permanent Judge of Rajasthan High Court on January 31, 1994. Transferred to Bombay High Court where he assumed office on February 16, 1994. As a Judge, Bombay High Court for thirteen years, he sat on almost all jurisdictions and for many years presided over Division Benches dealing with Constitutional matters, Tax Laws, Arbitration, Intellectual property, Land Acquisition, Labour, Cooperatives, Public Interest Litigation etc. Also presided over Full Benches involving important questions of law. He has delivered large number of judgments on diverse issues of law which have been reported in various journals. He has participated in important conferences, study groups and training programmes meant for Superior Judiciary on intellectual property, gender bias and HIV/AIDS. He was involved in the administration of Bombay High Court as (i) Senior Administrative Judge (ii) Chairman, Rules Committee constituted under Section 122 of the Code of Civil Procedure (iii) Chairman, E-Committee for Computerisation in District Courts (iv) Chairman, Monitoring Committee for implementation of decisions taken in the Chief Justices Conference (v) Visitor, Board of Visitors, Judicial Officers Training Institute, Nagpur (vi) Member, Disciplinary Committee, Building Committee, Review Committee of Judicial Officers, Review Committee for reviewing cases of Class I and Class II Gazetted Officers of High Court, Finance Committee and various other administrative committees. He was Chairman, Advisory Board constituted under the COFEPOSA Act, 1974 and the M.P.D.A. Act, 1981 in the State of Maharashtra. He was re-transferred to Rajasthan High Court where he assumed office on 2nd February, 2007. Has been administrative Judge of Rajasthan High court. He was associated with National Law University, Jodhpur as its executive member and has been Chairman, State Judicial Academy, Rajasthan. Sworn in as Chief Justice, Patna High Court on 13th May, 2008. Elevated as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 17th December, 2008. Retired on 27.09.2014 (F.N.)
    Born on 03.12.1950. Enrolled as Advocate on 23.10.1975. Practised at Bangalore in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and Taxation matter. Worked as High Court Government Pleader for Sales Tax Department from 1983 to 1990, Government Advocate from 1990 to 1993, Standing Counsel for Income Tax Department from 1992 to 1993 and Senior Standing Counsel for Income Tax Department from 1993 to 1995. Was appointed as Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on 18.12.1995. Was appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Chattisgarh on 12.02.2007. Transferred to the High Court of Kerala and assumed charge of the Office on 18.05.2007. Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 17.12.2008. Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 28.09.2014 Retired on 02.12.2015 (F.N.)
    Born on 04th January, 1952. He was enrolled as a Pleader in October, 1972 and joined the Chamber of his father Late Shri D.D. Thakur, a leading Advocate and later, a Judge of High Court of J & K. He practised in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Taxation and Service matters in the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir. Was designated as a Senior Advocate in the year 1990.Was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of J & K on 16th February, 1994 and transferred as Judge of the High Court of Karnataka in March, 1994. He was appointed as a permanent Judge in September, 1995. Was transferred as a Judge of the High Court of Delhi in July 2004. Was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 09.04.2008 and took over as Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana on August 11, 2008. Elevated as Judge of Supreme Court and assumed charge on 17.11.2009. Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 03.12.2015. Retired on 04th January, 2017 (F/N).

    His Lordship was born on August 28, 1952. After graduating in science from Government College, Chandigarh in 1974, His Lordship was awarded the LL.B degree by the Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1977, he then acquired the LL. M. qualification from the same University in 1979, for the latter qualification, His Lordship was awarded the Gold Medal for having stood first in the University.

    His Lordship was enrolled as an Advocate in 1979 and practiced mainly in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh High Court, Shimla and the Supreme Court of India, New Delhi. His Lordship was appointed as Additional Advocate General, Punjab, in January 1992, and then as Senior Standing Counsel, Union Territory, Chandigarh. His Lordship was designated as Senior Advocate in February, 1995. His Lordship remained standing counsel for Universities of the area, Corporate Bodies and a large number of companies and cooperative organizations.

    His Lordship appeared as counsel for Mr. M. Krishnaswamy, M.P. (from the Arani constituency in Tamil Nadu), in the defence of Mr. Justice V. Ramaswami, then Judge of the Supreme Court of India, before the Judges Inquiry Committee (comprising of Mr. Justice P.B. Sawant, then Judge Supreme Court of India; Chief Jutice Mr. P.D. Desai of the Bombay High Court; and Mr. Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India) constituted to investigate the grounds on which the removal of Justice V. Ramaswami was sought.

    His Lordship was elevated to the Bench of High Court of Punjab and Haryana, at Chandigarh, on February 8, 1999. His Lordship was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court twice i.e., with effect from August 02, 2008, and again, with effect from November 17, 2009. His Lordship was elevated as Chief Justice of the High Court of Uttarakhand, at Nainital, on November 29, 2009 and thereafter he was transferred as Chief Justice of High Court of Karnataka, where he assumed his office on August 8, 2010.

    By a notification dated May 20, 2010 the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha appointed His Lordship as a member of the Judges Inquiry Committee for investigating the grounds on which the removal of Mr. Justice P.D. Dinakaran, Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, has been sought.

    On appointment as Judge of the Supreme Court of India, he assumed office as Judge, Supreme Court on September 13, 2011.

    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 04.01.2017.

    Retired on August 27, 2017.

    The Honble Sir Syed Fazl Ali, Kt. (Jan, 1941) B.A. (Allahabad), Bar-at-Law, Judge, Federal Court/Supreme Court 9 Jun. 1947-19 Sept., 1951 and 15 Oct., 1951 30 May, 1952. b. Sept,, 19, 1886, s. of Saiyid Nazir Ali, m. Kubra Begum, two s. and three d. Educ.: London Mission School, Benaras, Queens College, Benaras, Muir Central College, Allahabad; Middle Temple, London, Practised as a Barrister at Chapra and Patna, Judge, Patna High Court April 1928, acted as Chief Justice 1938; deputed by the Govt. of Bihar to settle certain industrial disputes at Jamshedpur. Appointed Permanent Chief Justice Jan. 1943, Chairman R.I.N: Mutiny Enquiry Commission, April 46. Member Caslcutta Disturbances Enquiry Commission September 1946; went as Delegate for India to the 2nd Session of the U.N. General Assembly at New York September 1947; Elected Chairman of the Fifth Committee of the Assembly during that session; Governor at Orissa 1952-54, Chairman, States Reorganization Commission (SRC) 1954-55, Governor Assam, 1956-1959.
    The Honble Mr. N. Chandrasekhara Aiyar, B.A., B.L., Judge, Supreme Court of India 23, September, 1950 23, January, 1953; 5 Sept., 1955 - 31 Oct., 1955; 01 Dec., 1955 29 Feb., 1956; 01 March, 1956 11 May, 1956. b. January 25, 1888, m. Sitalakshmi Ammal; Educ.: Conjeeveram, Tirupati, Madras (Christian College and Law College) enrolled as Vakil Madras High Court 1910; City Civil Judge, July, 1927; Distt. And Sessions Judge, Dec., 1927; High Court Judge, Madras July 1941 25 January 1948; Member, All India Industrial Tribunal (Bank Disputes); Member Indo-Pakistan Boundary Dispute Tribunal; Chairman, Delimitation Commission, India 1953.
    The Honble Mr. Vivian Bose, Judge, Supreme Court of India, 5 March 1951 9 June, 1956; 9 Sept., 1957 30 September, 1958; b. Ahmadabad, 9th June 1891; s. of late Lalit Mohun Bose and g.s. of late Sir Bipin Krishna Bose; m. 1930; Irene, d. of Dr. John R. Mott, q. v., one s. and one d. Educ.: Dulwich College Pembroke College, Cambridge (B.A., LL. B.), called to the Bar, Middle Temple 1913, practiced at the Nagpur Bar; Principal, University College of Law, Nagpur 1924-30; Government Advocate and standing Counsel to the Government of the Central Provinces and Berar, 1930-36; Additional Judicial Commissioner Nagpur for a short time 1931-34. Puisne Judge, Nagpur High Court 1936-49; Chief Justice, Nagpur High Court, 1949-1951; Chairman Commission of Enquiry, Honorary Provincial Secretary, Boy Scouts Association, Central Provinces and Berar, 1921-34; Provincial Commissioner 1934-37; Silver Wolf 1942, Chief Commissioner for India (Bharat Scouts and Guides) 1948; Capt. The Nagpur Regt. Indian Auxiliary Force; Volunteer long Service Medal 1929 Kings Silver Jubilee Medal 1935, Kalser-l-Hind Silver Medal 1936, Recreations; Photography, Magic, Wireless, Motoring (Motored from India to England with wife and child 19 months old), Travel.
    The Honble Mr. Ghulam Hasan, Judge, Supreme Court, 8 Sept, 1952 5 Nov., 1954, Knighthood of order of St. John of Jerusalam for humanitarian services; m. Aisha, d. of M.A. Ghani; Retired Distt. And Sessions Judge, Uttar Pradesh one s. and one d.; was Chief Judge of the Oudh Chief Court until 25, July 1948 when it was amalgamated with the Allahabad High Court; on deputation to the Government of India; Chairman of Court; on deputation to the Government of India; Chairman of the Dargah Khwaja Sahib Ajmer Enquiry Committee 1949. Senior Judge, Allahabad High Court; Chairman of the Provincial Red Cross and St. John Ambulance Association; President Board of Governments, La Martineri College for Boys and La Martineri School for Girls.
    The Honble Mr. N. H. Bhagwati, Judge, Supreme Court 8 Sept. 1952 -7 Aug. 1959; b. 1894; Educ.: Baroda College, Elphistone College 1914 B.A. (Hons); Senior Daxina Fellow 1914 1917; LL. B., 1916; M.A. 1917; Advocate (O.S.) 1921; Advocate, Bombay High Court; Professor, Government Law School 1929 1931; Member, Bombay Bar Council 1943 -1944; Judge Bombay High Court Aug. 1944; Member, Senate Bombay University 1947; Member, Syndicate Bomaby University 1948; Vice-President, Board of Visitors, Government Law College 1948; Representative of Bombay University, Bombay Legal Education Reforms Committee 1949; Vice-Chancellor, Bombay Varsity Nov., 1949 Nov., 1951; Chairman, Bombay University Re-organization Committee 1950; Vice-Chancellor, Benaras Hindu University.
    The Honble Mr. Bachu Jagannadhadas, B.A. (Hons.,) M.L. Judge, Supreme Court, 9 March, 1953 8th September 1957; b. 27 July 1893 Berhampur; Educ.: Berhampur 1911; Presidency College, Madras B.A. (Hons.) 1914. B.L. Madras 1916, M.L. Madras1918; Called to the Bar at Madras 1918 Practiced in Appellate side till 1948 with a break of 2 years during which interned in connection with 1942 Congress Movement; Member, Bar Council Madras 1943 -48; Judge, Orissa High Court 1948; Chief Justice; Orissa High Court, October, 1951 Congress Worker and Social Worker in Madras; Member, Madras Corprn. 1938 1943; Member of Madras Mahajan Sabha, Chennapuri, Andhra Mahasabha; Incharge Harijan Industrial School, Kodampakkam, 1936 1948; Member, Senate of Utkal University 1948 -1953 and Dean, Faculty of Law; Executive Chairman, Indian Law Institute.
    The Honble Mr. T.L. Venkatarama Ayyar, Judge, Supreme Court January 1954 November, 1958; 1 March 1961 1 May 1961; b. 25 November, 1893 in Tirunelveli; s. of Mahamabopadyaya m. Lakshmanasuri, Sanskrit Scholar; Educ.: Madras Christian College, Law College, 1916; apprentice to Sir Alladi Krishna Swamy Ayyar; Advocate 1917 onwards; Judge, Madras High Court 7 January 1951 24 November 1953; Chairman, Law Commission.
    The Honble Mr. Syed Jafer Imam, B.A. LL.B., (Cantab), Barrister-at-Law, Judge, Supreme Court of India, January 10, 1955 January 31, 1964; b. April 18, 1900; Educ.: Lynams Preparatory School, Oxford; Malvern Public School, England; Trinity College, Cambridge University called to the Bar, Middle Temple, January, 26, 1922. Enrolled as Advocate, Patna High Court, March 1922; Assistant Government Advocate, 1932-1939; Advocate General, Bihar, 1942-43; Judge, Patna High Court, 1943-53; Chief Justice, Patna High Court, September 3, 1953 January 9, 1955. Clubs: Bankipore Club, Patna; Boat House Club, Nainital U.P.
    The Honble Mr. Sudhansu Kumar Das, B.A. (Hons.,) Judge, Supreme Court, Since April 30, 1956, and Acting Chief Justice of India in August, 1963. b. September 3, 1898; Educ.: Collegiate School, Krishna Nagar (West Bengal), Presd. College, Calcutta and the University of London. Joined the Indian Civil Service by the open competitive examination held in London in 1921; served in Bihar and Orissa as Assistant Magistrate and Collector; later as District and Sessions Judge; Registrar, Patna High Court; Secretary, Legislative Department; Judicial Secretary and Legal Remembrancer; and Labour Commissioner, Government of Bihar; appointed officiating Judge, Patna High Court, 1944; Additional Judge, 1945-48; Permanent Judge, 1948-55; Chief Justice, January 1955 April 1956. Held the Malari a Enquiry and dearness allowance enquiry for Central Government Employees.
    The Honble Mr. P. Govinda Menon, B.A., B.L., Judge, Supreme Court, 1 September 1956 to 15 October, 1957; b. September 1896, s. of V.K. Kunhan Unni m. Kalyanikutthi Amma d. of Dewan Bahadur K.S. Menon, Ex-Chairman Air Transport Licensing Board, Government of India, one s. Educ.: Ganpat High School, Calicut; Samorins College Calicut, Persidency College, Madras, Law College Madras, Enrolled September 1920, practiced in Madras High Court both Civil and Criminal; appointed Crown Prosecutor December, 1940; proceeded to Japan as the Indian Representative before the International Military Tribunal for the Far East at Tokyo prosecuting General Tojo and other major Japanese War Criminals; and was in Japan from April to September, 1946 as the Chief Indian Prosecutor; Judge, High Court, Madras, July 1947 September 1956; Publications; Author of the Chapter on Marumakhattayam and Allyasantana Law in Mayne, Hindu Law.
    The Honble Mr. Jeevan Lal Kapur, B.A. (Punjab), M.A., LL.B., (Cantab); Judge, Supreme Court of India, January 14, 1957 to December 12, 1962, b. December 13, 1897; Educ.: Government College, Lahore (Punjab University); Magdalena Coll. Cambridge; Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law; B.A. Punjab University, 1917, B.A. (Cantab)., 1920; LL.B. 1921; M.A. (Cantab.,) 1924, Practised at Lahore High Court, Lahore, 1922 -47; Vice President, All India Postmens Union, 1926-47; Member, F.P.S.C., New Delhi, 1947-49; Judge, Punjab High Court, 1949 57, Publications: Law of Adoption in India and Burma. Recreations : Reading, Walking, Clubs Delhi Gymkhana Club, New Delhi.
    The Honble Mr. Kulada Charan Das Gupta, Judge, Supreme Court 24th August, 1959 2nd January, 1965, b. January, 3, 1900 in Bengal at Kalia (now East Pakishan) Educ.: Hindu School and Presidency College, Calcutta; Magdalene College, Cambridge, Economics Tripos; Part I 1922, Part II - 1923; Joined ICS 1923; called to the Bar (Greys Inn) 1938; Posted in Bengal; Registrar, Calcutta High Court, 1942; Judge, Calcutta High Court, June, 1948; Chief Justice, Calcutta High Court, October, 1958; Chairman, Commission to enquire into Monopolies and Concentration of Wealth.
    The Honble Mr. Raghubar Dayal, Judge, Supreme Court since July, 1960. b. 26th October, 1900, Educ.: Government High School, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut College, Meerut and Muir Central College, Allahabad; Jointed the Indian Civil Service in 1925 and served as a Magistrate till 1932 and thereafter served as Sessions Judge and District Judge, till 1946 when officiated as Judge, Chief Court, Oudh for a month and later on was appointed Judge of the Allahabad High Court in July, 1946.
    The Honble Mr. N. Rajagopala Ayyangar, Judge, Supreme Court 27th July, 1960 14th December, 1964. b.: 1899. Enrolled in 1926 and had legal training under Shri T.R. Venkatarama Sastriar and Sir Alladi Krisnaswami Ayyar, Practised in Madras High Court and Federal Court of India; Judge, Madras High Court 1953 December, 1959; Commission to report on changes needed in law of Trade and Merchandise Marks; Single Member Commission to suggest modifications in law relating to Patents 1957 59. Publications: Commentary on the Government of India Act, 1935.
    The Honble Mr. Janardan Rangnath Mudholkar, B.A., LL.B., (Cantab), Bar-at-Law, Judge, Supreme Court, 3rd October, 1960, b. May 9, 1902. Edu.: Elphinstone High School, Bombay; Elphinstone College, Bombay; Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Lincolns Inn, London. Practised at the Bar at Amraoti, 1925 29 and at Nagpur 1930-41; District & Sessions Judge, September 1941 June 1948; Judge, Nagpur High Court, June 1948 October, 1956; Judge, Bombay High Court November 1956 September, 1960; acted as Chief Justice, Bombay High Court, August September, 1960. Club: C.P. Club, Nagpur and Delhi Gymkhana, New Delhi.
    The Honble Mr. Ranadhir Singh Bachawat, M.A. (Cal.) LL.B. (Lond.,), Judge, Supreme Court, 7 September 1964; b. 1st August, 1904, Educ.: St. Xaviers College, Calcutta; B.A. Degree, 1925; was awarded the Jubilee Postgraduate Scholarship and Bankim Behari Sen Gold Medal; as also Sarveswara Purna Chandra Gold Medal; M.A. Degree from Calcutta University, 1927; LL.B., degree from London University, 1931; called to the Bar by the Inner Temple, in 1931; enrolled as an Advocate, Calcutta High Court, 1931. Judge High Court Calcutta, 1950.
    Ramaswami Vaidynathier, Msc. Bar-at-law Born, 30th October, 1904, Educated in Presidency College, Madras. Universities of Allahabad and Oxford and Inner Temple, London. Joined the I.C.S on 9th October, 1929. Asstt. Magistrate and Collector in Bihar from 9th December, 1929 to 29th June, 1933; Secretary to the Orissa Committee under the Government of India; Reforms Officer from 30th June, 1933 to 15th November, 1933; Joint Magistrate in Bihar from 21st November , 1933 to 24th February, 1936; Offg. District and Sessions Judge from March, 1936 to 31st October 1946; Special Officer in the Patna High Court from 1st November, 1946 to 10th November, 1946; Registrar of the Patna High Court from 11th November, 1946 to 31st October, 1947 (except from 31st July to August 1947 when acted Judge of the Patna High Court). Additional Judge of the Patna High Court from 1st November, 1947 to 27th October, 1948. Appointed Puisne Judge of the Patna High Court on 28th October, 1948. Chief Justice of the Patna High Court from 30th April, 1956. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court from 4th January, 1965. Retired on 30th October, 1969.
    The Honble Late Mr. P. Satyanarayana Raju, B.A., B.L., Judge, Supreme Court from October 20, 1965 April 20, 1966; b. August 17, 1908; Education: Tanuku, Vizianagaram, Madras. Enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court of Madras September 25, 1930; Appointed Government Pleader of the Composite Madras State July 15, 1950; State Counsel, Madras December 21, 1951; Government Pleader, Andhra State November 26, 1953, High Court of Andhra November 01, 1954; Officiating Chief Justice, Andhra Pradesh High Court November 20 December 19, 1963 and November 23 December 29, 1964; Permanent Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court December 30, 1964; Died while in Office as Supreme Court Judge, on April 20, 1966.
    The Honble Mr. J.M. Shelat, M.A., (Lond.,) Bar-at-Law, b. July 16, 1908; Education: Jubilee Institution, Umreth (Distt. Kaira) B.A. (Hons.,) with English Literature, University of Bombay. Obtained B.A. and M.A. Degrees of the Uniersity of London wrote a thesis on the Creation of the Senate in the U.S. Constitution; called to the Bar (Inner Temple) London, January, 1933; started practice in Bombay High Court, October 1933; Jude, City Civil Court and Addl. Sessions Judge, Greater Bombay, 1948 1954; Principal Judge and Sessions Judge, 1954 1957; Addl. Judge, Bombay High Court January 6, 1957 - November 23, 1957; Judge, Bombay igh Court, 1957 1960; Judge, Gujarat High Court, May 1, 1960; Chief Justrice, Gujarat High Court May 23, 1963; Judge, Supreme Court, February 24, 1966; Appointed a Member of the Jury for Nehru Prize for International Understanding. Publications: Biography of Akbar, Trial of Gandhi and one of the contributors to Munshi, His Art and Work.
    The Honble Mr. Vashishtha Bhargava, b. February 5, 1906; Education: University of Allahabad (M.Sc.,); m. 1925, Vishu Kumari Bhargava; s. Kapil, Dhuruva, Ashok; Joint Magistrate 1930-35; Civil and Sessions Judge 1936-37; District and Sessions Judge 1937-47; Additional Commissioner for Food and Civil Supplies, U.P. Government 1947-48; Legal Remembrancer and Judicial Secretary 1948-49; Puisne Judge, High Court, Allahabad, 1949 February, 1966; Chief Justice, High Court, Allahabad, February 1966 July 1966; Judge, Supreme Court, August 8, 1966.
    The Honble Mr. Gopendra Krishna Mitter, b. September 24, 1906; Education: Zila School, Muzaffarpur; Bihar; Patna College, Patna; University College, London. Called to the Bar Lincolns Inn, November, 1930. Practised for some time at Muzaffarpur in Bihar, subsequently in the High Court of Calcutta from 1935. Judge, Calcutta High Court, November, 1952. Judge, Supreme Court, August 29, 1966.
    The Honble Mr. C.A. Vaidialingam, B.A., B.L., Judge, Supreme Court, October 10, 1966, b. June 30, 1907, at Mylapore, Madras. Eldest son of Sir C.V. Anantakrishna Iyer, Kt. Retd. Judge, Madras High Court and Retd. Chief Justice, Cochin High Court. M. Minakshi, s. One d. Two. Education at Madras P.S. High School; Presidency College and Law College. Took B.L. Degree, 1930. Enrolled as Advocate, Madras High Court, 1931. Had lucrative practice on the Appellate Side of the Madras High Court. Member, Madras Bar Council, 1948; re-elected, 1950; again, 1955. Government Pleader, Madras November, 1953 to March, 1957. Amicus Curiae, in Commission of Inquiry re: Ariyaloor Railway Accident, 1956. Has made endowments for lectures in Madras Bar Council. Has constructed and endowed a Women and Childrens Ward in Government Hospital, Chittur Palghat, Kerala State. First Judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court from High Court, Kerala.
    The Honble Mr. Kawdoor Sadananda Hegde, M.A., B.L., (Madras); b. June 11, 1909; Education: St. Aloysius College, Mangalore; Presidency College and Law College, Madras, Advocate from 1936; Public Prosecutor and Government Pleader, August 1947 September, 1951; Member Parliament 1952 1957; represented India in the U.N. as an alternate delegate, 1954; was Judge, High Court of Mysore from August 26, 1957; Chief Justice, High Court of Delhi, October 31 July 16, 1967; Judge, Supreme Court from July 17, 1967.
    GROVER, Mr. Justice Amar Nath, M.A., LL.B., (Cantab), Barrister-at-law, b. Feb.15, 1912; Education : Government Coll., Lahore; Christ Coll. Cambridge, M.A., (Hist.) Punjab, 1932; Law Tripos, Cambridge, 1935; LL.B., Cambridge; called to the Bar by the Middle Temple, 1936; practised as an Advocate at Lahore, Simla and Chandigarh 1936-57; Member, Bar Council 1954-57; Judge, Punjab High Court 1957-68; Judge,Supreme Court of India since February 12, 1968. Address: 6, Motilal Nehru Place, New Delhi. Resigns on 31.5.1973.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Pingle Jaganmohan Reddy, B. Com. (Leeds), B.A. (Law Tripos), LL.B. (Cantab) of the Gray's Inn, Barrister-at-Law. Born January, 23, 1910. Edu; Hyderabad, Leeds and Cambridge. Practised in the High Courts of Bombay, Madras and Hyderabad, 1937-46; Legal Adviser-(Government Undertakings) State Bank of Hyderabad, Deccan Airways Ltd., and Hyderabad Commercial Corporation Ltd. Expert Member, Legislative Assembly for Income-tax and Company Law. Deputy Law Secretary and Chief Draftsman Government of Hyderabad 1946-48, 1948-50; Additional Judge Hyderabad High Court 1948; District and Sessions Judge 1950-52; Puisne Judge, High court, Hyderabad, 1952-56; Commission of Inquiry into Riots in Hyderabad city September 1952. Judge Andhra Pradesh High court 1956-66; Chief Justice Andhra Pradesh High Court, July 19, 1966; Judge, Supreme Court of India Ist August, 1969; Chairman Commission of Inquiry into the Communal disturbances in the city of Ahmedabad and in other places of Gujarat, October, 1969. Member, Syndicate & Dean Faculty of 1952-59; Officiating Vice Chancellor, Osmania University 1959; Publications. The Hyderabad Excess Profits Tax Act. Quest of Justice (Madras Law Journal).
    The Hon'ble Mr. I.D. Dua, Judge, Supreme Court 1 August, 1969. b. 4th October, 1907. Education: Forman Christian College,Lahore. 1927 B.A. (Hons); LL.B. 1929 from Law College, Lahore. Advocate, Lahore High court, 1933; Member of the Lahore High Court Rule Committee under s.123, Civil Procedure Code representing non-Barrister Advocates, 1944-47; Senior Advocate, Federal Court, 1944; Advocate, East Punjab High Court, August, 1947; Chairman, Punjab Bar Council, 1958; Central Government Counsel, Delhi Circuit Bench of Punjab High Court, 1956-58; Judge, Punjab High Court, 1958-66;Court, 1956-58; Judge, Punjab High Court, 1958-66; Judge, Delhi High Court 31 October, 1966 to July 1967; Chief Justice, Delhi High Court. July 1967 to July, 1969.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Subimal Chandra Roy, B.A. (Cal.) LL.B., (Lond. 1st Class Hons.) of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-Law (1st in First Class, Final Bar Examination, in January 1937). Buchanan, Prizeman, was awarded the Certificate of Honour by the Council of Legal Education, Langdon Medallist. Born, May 29, 1912. Educated at Presidency College and Scottish Church College, Calcutta (1928-32), thereafter at University College London (1932-35), and Lincoln's Inn (1936-37)-Practised as an Advocate of the High Court of Calcutta from 1937 to June 1971. For many years Senior Councel, Union of India in the High Court at Calcutta. One of the first three original side practitioners to be designated Senior Advocates under s.16(2) of the Advocates Act in 1968. For many years a trustee of the Deshbandhu Memorial Trust and many other Trusts. Judge, Supreme Court of India from 19th July, 1971.(Expired on 12-11-1971).
    Palekar, Devidas Ganpat, B.A., LL.B.-Born 4th September, 1909 in North Kanara District; Educated at Government High School, Karwar, Elphinstone College and Government Law College, Bombay. Enrolled as an Advocate of Bombay High Court on 2nd February 1934. Practised both Civil and Criminal cases on the Appellate Side of that High Court. Joined Bombay Judicial Service as Civil Judge, Junior Division, on 9th June 1939. Became Assistant Judge and Assistant Sessions Judge in September, 1949. Deputy Secretary to the State Government in Legal Department from 1954 to 1956. District Judge from August, 1956 to September, 1958. Appointed as Additional Registrar of Bombay High Court from October, 1958 and became Registrar of that High Court on 15th January 1959. Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court at Bombay for two years from 14th October 1961. Permanent Judge from 27th August 1962. Judge, Supreme Court of India from 19th July 1971.
    Mr. Justice Hans Raj Khanna, Born on July 3, 1912; Educated at D.A.V. High School, Amritsar (1918 to 1928); Hindu College, Amritsar (1928 to 1930); Khalsa College, Amritsar (1930 to 1932);Law College, Lahore (1932 to 1934); Enrolled as Pleader; Practised at Amritsar till January, 1952 when appointed District and Sessions Judge, Ferozepore; As District and Sessions Judge, Ambala was appointed Commission of Inquiry in connection with the firing at Kalka Railway Station in 1956; As Special Judge, tried Ram Kishan Dalmia and others; Was District and Sessions Judge, Delhi till 1962 when appointed Judge of Punjab High Court; On formation of Delhi High Court became Judge of that Court; Held inquiry into charges against Shri Biju Patnaik and other Ministers in Orissa; Chief Justice of Delhi High Court from 1969 till September, 1971 when appointed Judge of the Supreme Court. Retired on 12.3.1977. Mr. Justice H.R. Khanna S-368, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi-110 017. Ph. 26012726 & 26014898.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Kuttyil Kurien Mathew, B.A., B.L., Judge, Supreme Court, 4th October, 1971, b. January 3, 1911. Educ.: St. Ephrem's High School, Mannam; Maharaja College of Arts, Trivandrum; Law College, Trivandrum. Practised at the Bar at Trivandrum from 1935 to 1960. Became Advocate General in 1960. Became Judge of the Kerala High Court in 1962.
    Dwivedi Surendra Narayan, B.A., LL.B.-Born, 1st October, 1913. Educated at Government High School, Hamirpur. Ewing Christian College, Allahabad and the University of Lucknow. Enrolled as a Pleader in 1937 and as an Advocate in October 1943; had a substantial Civil Practice. Worked as Junior Standing Council from November, 1954 to December, 1955. Appointed as a Judge of the Allahabad High Court w.e.f 12-5-1959. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court on 14-8-1972.
    Mukherjea, Arun Kumar-B.A., Bar-at-Law : Born, 20 January 1915. Educated at Zilla School, Mymensingh; Presidency College and Sanskrit College, Calcutta and School of Oriental Studies, London. Joined the Indian Civil Service on 29 September 1937 and served in various capacities in Bengal and also in the Ministry of Transport, Government of India, for about 13 years. Worked as Secretary, Radcliffe Commission and assisted the late Atul C. Gupta in preparing the Congress case for the partition of Bengal. Was responsible for preparation of India's case before the Bagge Tribunal for adjudication of Boundary disputes between West Bengal and East Pakistan and also between Assam and East Pakistan. Was called to the Bar from Grays Inn,London, in 1950 and permitted to retire from the Indian Civil Service under the Premature Retirement Rules in 1951. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Calcutta High Court in April 1951 and practised there mainly on the original side and in Constitutional matters. Acted as Senior Government Counsel for Government of India for several years. Prepared the Memorandum of the State of West Bengal for presentation before the States Reorganisation Commission and appeared before the Commission with Dr. B.C. Roy on behalf of the State of West Bengal. Appointed as Addl. Judge of the Calcutta High Court for two years w.e.f. 27 February 1962. Permanent Judge from 12 December 1963. For some time, Member of the Senate of Calcutta University and Member, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi. Also Member, Sangeet Natak Akademi, West Bengal and Member, Body of Governors, of Government College of Arts and Crafts, Calcutta. Acted as Chancellor, Jadavpur University for three years upto February 1971. Vice-Chairman, Indian Statistical Institute (1970-71). At present, Chairman, U.G.C., Committee for the Development and Reorganisation of Calcutta University and Member, Committee for Reorganisation of Viswabharati University. Chairman, Indian Academy of Philosophy and Member, Council of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta. Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 14 August 1972. Died on 23.10.1973.
    The Hon'ble Mr. A. Alagiriswami b. 17 October, 1910; married Hamsaveni, daughter of late Dr. G.A. Naidu; two daughters-Mrs. Hamsapriya Srinivasan and Mrs. Sridevi Jagannathan, and a son-Dr. A. Venkatesh; Educated at Presidency College, Madras, B.A. (Hons.)-History, Economics and Politics; Secretary, Law Department, Government of Madras-1954-59; Government Pleader 1960-66; Became a Judge of the High Court at Madras on 11th August, 1966; Became a Judge of the Supreme Court on 17th October, 1972.
    Mr. Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, Born on November, 1915, M.L.A., Madras, 1952; Min. for Law, Home, Irrigation & Power, Kerala State, 1957-59; Judge, Kerala High Court, 1968-71; Mem., Law Commission, 1971-73; Vice Pres., Indian Socy. of Intnl. Law; Indian Assn. of Lawyers; Founder-Dir., Kerala Law Academy; Pres. Intnl. Centre for Kathakali, Delhi; Mem., Law Faculty of the Kerala, Cochin & Aligarh Muslim Univs.; Exec. Cttee of Central Animal Welfare Boare; Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan (Delhi Branch); Kerala History Assn., etc.; was associated with Indi-soviet Cultural Socy., Indo-G.D.R. Friendship Socy, Intnl. Democratic Lawyers' Assn., & Several cultl. Organisations. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 17.7.1973. Retired on 14.11.1980. Mr. Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer "SATGAMAYA" M.G. Road, Ernakulam Kochi-682 011. (Kerala) PH.2370088.
    The Hon'ble Mr. Parbati Kumar Goswami, B.A.(Hons.) B.L. (First Class and winner of Gunabhiram Barooah Silver Medal); Judge, Supreme Court of India since 10th Sept. 1973; b. Jan. 1, 1913; s. of Bamdeb Goswami and Jogada Devi; m. Jyotirmoyee Devi, 3 sons, one daughter; Educ; English School,Sibsagar; Cotton College and Earle Law College, Gauhati; joined Bar at Dibrugarh, 1938; enrolled Advocate, Calcutta High Court, 1943; Govt. Pleader and Prosecutor, 1947-49; enrolled Senior Advocate, Supreme Court, Sept. 1953; mem. State Law Commission, 1958-67, State Bar Council and its Disciplinary Committee, 1962-67; Judge, Assam Nagaland High Court, May, 1967 ; Chief Justice, Assam and Nagaland High Court, Jan. 31, 1970 and also of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura, Jan. 21, 1972; acting Governor, Assam and Nagaland, Dec. 70-Jan. 71; mem. World Association of Judges, Geneva; founder, All-Assam Lawn Tennis Association. While at the Bar connected with several educational institutions and intimately with J.K. Ghosh Kindergarten School; Hobby, Tennis.
    Mr. Justice Ranjit Singh Sarkaria, Born on 16th January, 1916, educated at B.N. Khalsa Polytechnic, Patiala; Government Mahendra College, Patiala; Government College, Lahore (Graduated in 1936); University Law College, Lahore (1937-1939); practised at Patiala as Pleader and thereafter as Advocate of the Patiala High Court, 1940-1943, Sub Judge-cum-Magistrate in Patiala Judicial Service from 21.4.1943 to 1.9.1948 an then in Pepsu Judicial Service from 2.9.1948 to 21.8.1951; was on the two member Committee set up by Pepsu Government to translate the Constitution of India into Punjabi; District/Additional District & Sessions Judge in Superior Judicial Service from 22.8.1951 to 31.10.1956 in Pepsu and from 1.11.1956 to 18.6.1962 in Punjab; on deputation as Registrar, Punjab High Court from 19.6.1962 to 12.6.1967; in Selection/Super-selection grade of Punjab Superior Judicial Service from 11.9.1963 to 12.6.1967; Additional Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court from 13.6.1967 to 26.9.1967 and puisne Judge from 27.9.1967 to 15.9.1973; Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India with effect from 17th September, 1973; Retired on 15th January, 1981. Nominated Senator and Syndic of Punjabi University, Patiala since 1971; a member of the Committee set up by Punjab University to advice on the preparation of a comprehensive Punjabi Dictionary with work is in progress in the University. Publications : (1) English-Hindi-Punjabi Dictionary of Legal and Administrative Terms (1950); (2) Ik Lapp Hussan Di- "Handful of Beauty"- a rendering of famous English poems into Punjabi Verse (1969); (3) Shakespeare's 'King Lear' translated into Punjabi, Published by Punjabi University (1973). Mr. Justice R.S. Sarkaria B-53, Madhuban Delhi-110 092.Ph.22427591
    Gupta, Alak Chandra, M.A., LL.B. -Born, Ist January, 1917. Educated at Mitra Institution (Bhowanipore Branch) and Presidency College, Calcutta. Enrolled as an Advocate on 31.8.1945. Practised in Civil and Criminal appellate and revisional matters and under Article 226 of the Constitution of India in Calcutta High Court. Appointed as an Addl. Judge of the Calcutta High Court for one year from 24.2.1964. Reappointed as Addl. Judge for one year from 24.2.1965. Appointed permanent Judge on 24.2.1966. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 2.9.1974. Due to retire on 1.1.1982.
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice N.L. Untwalia Born on 1.8.1915, passed his Matriculation examination from Sitamarhi High English School, graduated from G.B.B. College, Muzaffarpur, did his B.L. from University Law College, Calcutta in the year 1940, joined as a Pleader at Muzaffarpur in November, 1940, enrolled as an Advocate of the Patna High Court on 6th March, 1944, shifted his practice from Muzaffarpur District Courts to Patna High Court early in 1947. While at Bar mostly appeared in Civil, Constitutional and Taxation cases. Became an Additional Judge, Patna High Court on January 2, 1958, permanent Judge on November 4, 1958, Chief Justice of the Patna High Court on September 29, 1972, appointed Judge of the Supreme Court on October, 3, 1974.
    The Hon'ble Mr. S. Murtaza Fazal Ali Born on December 20, 1920. Received primary education in St. Joseph convent, Patna (Bihar). School education in Patna collegiate School, Patna; passed Matriculation in 1936 and B.A.(Hons.) in English in 1940. Attended the I.C.S. Coaching Classes of the Aligarh University from 1942 to 1943. Passed B.L. From Patna University in Ist Division. Enrolled as Advocate on November 8, 1944 and practised on Civil, Criminal, Original and Constitutional sides of the High Court as also in the Subordinate Courts. Was on the panel of State Lawyers. Appointed Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on April 9, 1958 and Chief Justice of the said High Court in December 1967. Was Chairman of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal in the year 1971, Vice-Chairman of the Amar Singh Club, Srinagar, a Member of the Nehru Award Jury from February 1972 to February 1975. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on April 2, 1975. Publications: Questions and Answers of Patna University Law Examinations in the Law of Contracts and Torts; Law of Crimes, Hindu Law and Mahomedan Law.
    Shinghal, Prakash Narayan, M.A., LL.B., - Born October 15, 1915. Joined Judicial Service in the former Alwar State in 1940. Law Secretary and Legal Remembrancer in Alwar State and Matsya Union. Appointed District and Sessions Judge in Rajasthan on June 25, 1950, Chief Electoral Officer and Secretary to the State Government from February, 1951 to July, 1952. Secretary to the Election Commission, India, from July, 1952 to March, 1955. Appointed to I.A.S. in December, 1955. Reverted to the Rajasthan Higher Judicial Service in 1958 at his own request and worked as a District and Sessions Judge. Appointed Additional Judge of the High Court of Rajasthan on June 21, 1961. Appointed Permanent Judge from November 28, 1963. Appointed Chief Justice, Rajasthan High Court, from February 17, 1975. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court on November 6, 1975.
    Jaswant Singh, Born on 25th January, 1914 Matriculated from Government High School, Mirpur securing 4th position in the school Joined Forman Christian College, Lahore, in 1929 wherefrom he graduated in 1933 obtained degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1935 from the Punjab University, Lahore, securing very high Ist Division was also awarded a certificate of honour in F.E.L. Class Joined the Bar as a Pleader at Jammu in March, 1936 was admitted and enrolled as a Vakil of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir in May 1938 was enrolled as Advocate of the High Court in March 1942 was appointed as Public Prosecutor, Jammu in August 1944 and remained so upto December, 1944 worked as Public Prosecutor, Mirpur, from 19-3-1945 to 15-5-1945; as Public Prosecutor, Srinagar, from 20-5-1945 to 14-11-1945; as Public Prosecutor, Mirpur, from 7-12-1945 to 1-6-1946; as Public Prosecutor, Srinagar, from 1-6-1946 to 19-9-1946; as Public Prosecutor, Jammu, from 28-9-1946 to 15-5-1947; was appointed as 2nd Assistant to the Advocate General on 18-5-1947; appointed Assistant Advocate General , Jammu & Kashmir on 1-8-1948; functioned as Acting Advocate General from 1949 and became full fledged Advocate General of the State in 1956 which post he held upto 2-12-1967 except for two months from 16th March, 1967 to 15th May 1967 when he became the Acting Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir enrolled as Advocate of the Supreme Court of India in 1955 unanimously elected as the President of the Bar Association, Jammu, in 1966-67 conducted several intricate cases involving important questions of law and Constitution both before the Supreme Court and the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir. Became permanent Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 3-12-1967 and Chief Justice of that Court on 2-4-1975; Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court on 23-1-1976.
    Kailasam, P.S. - Born on 12-9-1915, studied in Ramakrishna Mission Students' Home, P.S. High School, Mylapore, Madras. Enrolled 1938 and worked in the offices of P.V. Rajamannar, Chief Justice Madras High Court, K. Subbarao, Chief Justice, Supreme Court and V.L. Ethiraj. Practised in Madras, Public Prosecutor, Madras High Court September 1960, Advocate-General, Madras High Court September 1960. Judge, Madras High Court, October 1960 to March, 1976. Chief Justice, Madras High Court 12th March, 1976 to 2nd January, 1977. Judge, Supreme Court, from 3rd January, 1977.
    Tulzapurkar, V.D., B.A., LL.B., Attorney-at-Law- Born, 9th March, 1921. Educated at Wilson High School, Wilson College and Government Law College, Bombay. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Bombay High Court on Ist December, 1942. Practised Civil and Criminal cases both on the original and Appellate Sides. Was appointed Judge of the City Civil Court and Additional Sessions Judge, Bombay on 16th July, 1956 and became Principal Judge, City Civil Court and Sessions Judge, Bombay on 19-4-62. Appointed Additional Judge of the High Court on 21st December, 1963 for a period of two years. Re-appointed for another two years from 22nd December, 1965. Appointed permanent Judge from 22nd September, 1966. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 30th September, 1977. Due to retire on 9th March, 1986.
    Desai, Dhirajlal Ambelal, B.A., LL.B., -- Born, 9th May, 1920. Educated at Jamnabai, Sarvajanik Middle School, Dehen; T & T.V. Sarvajanik High School, Surat; M.T.B. College, Surat, and Sarvajanik Law College, Surat. Enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay in October, 1945. In 1960 enrolled as Advocate of the High Court of Gujarat. Did Civil, Criminal, Tenancy, Land Revenue, Labour and Industrial Court, Central Excise cases in Surat. Appointed as Assistant Judge and Assistant Sessions Judge and took charge on 11.5.1960. Promoted and posted as District and Sessions Judge, Baroda on 4th November, 1961. Appointed as Additional Judge of the Gujarat High Court for a period of one year with effect from the 19th February, 1968 (forenoon). Re-appointed for two years from 19.2.1969. Appointed permanent Judge on 25.2.1970. Member, Judicial Reform Committee set up by Gujarat Government, 1971. Appointed as Chairman, Labour Laws Committee, 1972. Appointed as One Man Pay Commission for restructuring and modifying pay-scales and conditions of service of employees of Gujarat State, Primary and Secondary Teachers and University non-teaching staff, 1973. Vice-Chairman, State Legal Aid Committee and Chairman High Court Legal Aid Committee, 1973. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 30th September, 1977. Due to retire on 9.5.1985.
    Mr. Justice A.D. Koshal, Born at Ahmedgarh situated in the erstwhile Malerkotla State (now in Sangrur district of Punjab State) on the 7th March, 1917. Had his schooling in the S.D.S.E. High School, Patiala and the Public High School, Ahmedgarh from where he passed the Matriculation examination in 1930. Passed the F.Sc. (Non-Medical) examination from the Forman Christian College. Lahore and obtained his Arts Degree two years later from the Government College, Ludhiana. Graduated in Law from the Law College, Lahore in the year 1936. The same year he started practice as a Pleader at Ludhiana. In 1939 he became an Advocate of the Malerkotla High Court wherein he practised till 1945 in which year he resumed his practice at Ludhiana. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Punjab High Court in 1948 and practised as such at Ludhiana till the Ist of February, 1960. appointed Additional District & Sessions Judge, Ferozepur on the 2nd of February, 1960. Transferred as District and Sessions Judge, Amritsar in which capacity he worked from 13th March, 1961 to the 9th of July, 1966. Served as Legal Remembrancer and Secretary to Government, Law Department in Punjab from 10th July, 1966 to 31st October, 1966 and in Haryana from Ist November 1966 to 18th June, 1967, when he was appointed Registrar of the High Court of Punjab & Haryana which post he held till the 28th May, 1968, when he was elevated to the bench. Worked as Judge of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana till the 27th of June, 1976, when he was transferred to Madras. Occupied the office of Judge in the High Court of Judicature at Madras from the 5th of July, 1976, to the 31st of July, 1977. On his retransfer to Chandigarh, assumed charge of the office of Judge of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana of the 8th of August, 1977. Promoted as Chief Justice of that Court with effect from 1st November, 1977 and as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 17th July, 1978. Retired on 6th March, 1982. Mr. Justice A.D. Koshal B-1/1314, Anand Bhawan, Opp. Old Courts Civil Lines Ludhiana-141001.(Punjab) Ph.2448539
    Mr. Justice Ontethupalli Chinnappa Reddy, Born, 25th September, 1922. Educated at London - Mission High School, Goty, Loyola College Madras, Law College, Madras. Enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court of Madras on 21st August, 1944. Did both Civil and Criminal. State Public Prosecutor from 1960 to 1967. Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh for a period of two years with effect from 21st August, 1967. Permanent Judge on 27.1.67. Transferred from Andhra Pradesh High Court to the Punjab and Haryana High Court and assumed charge as Judge with effect from 28.6.76 (FN). Officiated as Chief Justice from 28.6.76 to 13.8.76 and from 4.10.76 to 23.10.76. Re-transferred as Judge, Andhra Pradesh High Court from August 1977. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 17th July, 1978. Retired on 24.9.1987. Mr. Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy Plot No.209, Municipal No.655, Road No.14, Jubilee Hills Cooperative Housing Society, Jubilee Hills Hyderabad-500 033. Ph.23608285,23548142.
    Sen, Ananda Prakash. b. September 20, 1923. Belongs to a family of lawyers. Educated at Science College and Law College, Nagpur. Joined the Nagpur Bar in June 1945 and practiced in the District Court till November 1947. Enrolled as an advocate of the Nagpur High Court in November 1947. With the creation of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, shifted to Jabalpur from November 1, 1956. Practised exclusively in the High Court for 21 years mainly in constitutional, civil and taxation matters. Was asked by the Chief Justice to constitute the Madhya Pradesh Bar Council and held the first general elections. Served as Advocate General of Madhya Pradesh from June 1966 till November 6, 1967. Appointed as Additional Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on November 7, 1967 for a period of two years. Appointed permanent Judge on July 29, 1968. During the period of Emergency was transferred to the Rajasthan High Court from June 29, 1976. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan from February 16, 1977 to May 12, 1977 and again from December 28, 1977 to February 28, 1978. Appointed as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh on February 28, 1978. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on July 17, 1978. Due to retire on September 20, 1988.
    BAHARUL ISLAM, M.A.,LL.B.,-Born on 1st March, 1918. Educated at Gurdon High School, Nalbari, District Kamrup, Assam, Cotton College, Gauhati and Aligarh Muslim University. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Assam High Court in 1951 and as an Advocate of the supreme Court in 1958. Elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1962 and for a second term in 1968. Practised both in the Supreme Court as well as Assam High Court. Appointed Judge of the then Assam and Nagaland High Court (Now Gauhati High Court) on 20th January, 1972 (A.N.). Appointed acting chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on 11.3.1979. Appointed as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on 7.7.1979. Retired on 1st March, 1980. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India on 4.12.1980. Due to retire on 1.3.1983.
    Mr. Justice Appajee Vardarajan, Born on 17th August, 1920. Educated at Municipal High School, Tirupattur, North Arcot District; Voorhees College, Vellore; Loyola College, Madras and Law College, Madras. Enrolled as Advocate of the Madras High Court on 4.9.1944. Practised in Civil and Criminal on the Original and Appellate sides. Appointed as District Munsif on 7.11.1949. Promoted as Sub-Judge on 3.8.1957. Appointed as District and Sessions Judge, Grade-II on 15.12.1966. worked as member, Committee for Examination of Jurisdiction of Civil and Criminal Courts in Tamil Nadu from 11.12.1970 to 31.12.1972. Appointed Additional Judge of the Madras High Court on 15.2.1973. Appointed Permanent Judge on 27.2.1974. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India on 10.12.1980. Retired on 16.8.1985. Mr. Justice A. Varadarajan F-138, Anna Nagar East Chennai-600 102.Ph.26262120.
    Mr. Justice Amarendra Nath Sen, Born on 1st October, 1920. Educated at Saidabad Hariginge H.E. School (Khagra, Murshidabad) upto 1936, Behrampore K.N. College upto 1938. Scottish Church college upto 1940, University Law College upto 1943. Barrister-at-Law from Inner Temple. Enrolled Advocate, Calcutta High Court on 3-1-1947. Did mainly civil cases in Calcutta High Court. Appointed Additional Judge, Calcutta High Court on 15th November, 1965. Appointed permanent Judge on 25-7-1966 and Chief Justice on 26-12-1979. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India on 28-1-1981. Retired on 30-09-1985. Mr. Justice A.N. Sen G D/271, Sector-III Salt Lake City Kolkata-700 091.Ph.23376100,23599378.
    Mr. Justice Vettath Balakrishna Eradi, Born on 19th June, 1922. Educated at Zamarin's College High School, Calicut; Zamarin's college, Calicut; Madras Christian College; Madras Law College, Enrolled Advocate, Madras High Court on 15th January, 1945. Did Civil, Criminal, Taxation cases and writ petitions before the High Courts of Madras and Kerala. Additional Judge, Kerala High Court from 5th April, 1967. Permanent Judge from 16.10.1967. Chief Justice from 19.1.1980. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India on 30.1.1981. Retired on 18.6.1987.
    Misra Ram Briksha, B.A., LL.B. - Born, 15th June, 1921. Educated at K.G. High School, Barhaj. District Deoria, D.B. Inter College, Gorakhpur, graduated from St. Andrews College, Gorakhpur, Allahabad University, Allahabad. Enrolled Advocate of the Allahabad High Court with effect from 26th March, 1946. Started practice in High Court, Allahabad, mainly practised on the Civil, revenue & writ jurisdiction. Appointed Additional Judge of the Allahabad High Court with effect from 3rd January, 1968. Appointed permanent Judge on 23-7-1969. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India on 30.1.1981. Due to retire on 15.6.1986.
    Madon, Dinshah Pirosha, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., (Advocate O.S.) Born, 7th April, 1921. Educated at Imperial High School, Bombay, Sardar Dastur Noshirwan High School, Poona, Elphinstone College, Bombay, Government Law College, Bombay. Enrolled Advocate (A.S.) on 21st November, 1944 and Advocate (O.S.) on 2nd November, 1945, of the High Court at Bombay and Advocate, Supreme Court, on 31st May, 1952. Practised mostly on the Original Side of the Bombay High Court. Also appeared on the Appellate Side of Bombay High Court and in other Courts in India including the Supreme Court and in Foreign Courts, namely, the Court of Appeals for East Africa at Nairobi and in the Supreme Court of Aden. Mostly attended to Civil and Constitutional matters and some Taxation and Criminal matters. Part-time Professor of Law, Government Law College, Bombay, from 1952 to 1955. Appointed Additional Judge of the High Court at Bombay 25th September, 1967. Appointed permanent Judge on 6.8.1969. Acted as one-man Commission of Enquiry into the Communal disturbances which took place in Bhiwandi and other places in the State of Maharashtra in May 1970. Appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on 11.8.1982. Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 15.3.1983. Due to retire on 7.4.1986.
    Thakkar Manharlal Pranlal, LL.B. Born 4th November, 1923. Educated at National High School, Gyobingavak, Burma, B.E.T. High School, Rangoon (Burma). Enrolled Advocate of Saurashtra High Court on 10.8.1948. Did Civil, Criminal, Revenue, Income-Tax, Industrial Disputes Cases, Company Law petitions, etc. before the Saurashtra High Court at Rajkot (till 1956), in the Bombay High Court (till 1960) and in the Gujarat High Court from 1960 to 23.1.1963. Appointed Judge in City Civil and Sessions Court on 23.1.1963. Appointed Special Judge for Ahmedabad from March, 1969. Appointed Additional Judge Gujarat High Court on 2.7.1969. Appointed Permanent Judge from 27.11.1973. Appointed Chief Justice, Gujarat High Court on 20.8.1981. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India on 15.3.1983. Due to retire on 4.11.1988.
    Mr. Justice Vazhakkulangarayil Khalid, Born, 1st July, 1922. Educated at Municipal High School, Cannanore; Government Brennen College, Tellicherry; Presidency College, Madras and Law College, Madras. Enrolled Advocate, Madras High Court on 8.3.1948. Did Criminal and Civil work at Cannanore and Tellicherry; and Criminal, Civil and Writ proceedings at Ernakulam. Appointed Judge from 7.3.1974. Appointed Chief Justice, Jammu & Kashmir on 24.8.1983. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court with effect from 25.6.1984. Retired on 30.6.1987. Mr. Justice V. Khalid 158, Secretariat Colony 2nd Street, Chennai-600 010.Ph.26425514,264251
    Shri Justice Goverdhan Lal Oza was born on 12th December, 1924 at Ujjain. His father Shri Jamnalalji Oza has been a well known Social worker of Ujjain. He had his early education at Madhav College, Ujjain. In the student days he took active part in student politics and the freedom movement called 'Quit India' under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. As a student, he also led the agitation against the rulers of the Holkar State who wanted not to merge with the Indian Union and ultimately the ruler accepted the merger of the State in the Indian Union. In 1948, he joined the Bar at Indore. In the early days at the Bar he was actively associated with the politics in the country and attended the Asian Socialist Conference at Rangoon (Burma) in December, 1952 as a delegate from India. He has been a lawyer of outstanding merit. He has worked in Constitutional, Civil, Criminal, Labour and other cases. He has been associated with practically all the important and sensational cases at Indore for about a decade before elevation to the Bench. On 29th July, 1968, he was sworn in as Additional Judge of the M.P. High Court at Jabalpur. He joined the Indore Bench of the High Court. Indore Bar welcomed the appointment of their colleagues with acclamation. As a Judge he was the pioneer in starting the work of legal aid and founded a voluntary legal aid and education society. It continued to function till the State Government took over the legal aid programme. On 3rd January, 1984 he took over as the Chief Justice of the State and was Acting Chief Justice till 1st of December, 1984 when he was appointed as the permanent Chief Justice of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh. On 29th of October, 1985 he took the oath of office as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India.
    Ray, Bankim Chandra, M.A., LL.B. Born on Ist November, 1926. Educated at Multi Peary Srimantha Institution, Ripon College, Calcutta University Post Graduate Class and Law Class. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Calcutta High Court on 16.6.1952. Practised on the Original Side in writ applications, First Appeals, Second Appeal, Mandamus Appeals, Civil and Criminal Revision cases and Criminal Appeals. Also appeared in title appeals in Subordinate Act. Appointed Additional Judge of the Calcutta High Court for a period of two years w.e.f. 10th June, 1974. Appointed Additional Judge for a period of three months on two occasions first w.e.f. 10.6.1976 and subsequently w.e.f. 10.9.1976. Appointed Permanent Judge w.e.f. 10th June, 1974. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India on 29.10.1985. Due to retire on 1.11.1991.
    Mr. Justice Murari Mohan Dutt, B.Sc., LL.B., Educated at I.R. Bellilios Institution, Howrah, Nara sinha Dutt college, Howrah, St. Xaier's College, Calcutta, Vidyasagar College, Calcutta. Ripon Law College, Calcutta. Enrolled in Calcutta High Court on 29.1.1952. Practised mainly in civil and occasionally in criminal matters. Appointed an Additional Judge, Calcutta High court with effect from 18.9.1969 for a period of two years. Appointed permanent Judge on 25.5.1971. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India on 10.3.1986. He comes of the well-known Dutt family of Howrah. His father was also an Advocate of the Calcutta High Court. Retired on 29.10.1989. Mr. Justice M.M. Dutt 18, Deshpran Sashmal Road Howrah-711 101. Ph.26607785.
    Mr. Justice Sivasankar Natarajan, Born on 29th October, 1924. Educated at Municipal High School, Salem; Municipal College, Salem; Loyala College, Madras and Law College, Madras. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Madras High Court on 4.8.1947. Practised in civil, criminal and taxation work and also concerning Industrial and Labour Laws. Appointed District and Sessions Judge (Grade-II) on 2.9.1965 and District and Session Judge (Grade-I) on 18.12.1971. Appointed Additional Judge, Madras High Court from 15.2.1973. Appointed permanent Judge from 27.2.1974. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court on 10.3.1986.
    Mr. Justice Kalmanje Jagannatha Shetty, Born in Ambalapady - hamlet in Udupi Taluk of Dakshina Kannada District on 15.12.1926. Early education in Udupi. In 1951, graduated from the St. Alloyius College, Mangalore. Studied law in the Osmania University at Hyderabad. Enrolled as Vakil on 14th July, 1954 and as Advocate on 16th August, 1955 in the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad. Practised there upto 1956. Obtained Master's Degree in Law during that period. In November, 1956 upon reorganisation of States, changed the locus of profession to Karnataka High Court at Bangalore. Acquired extensive practice in all branches of law and in particular, Civil, Service and Constitutional matters. Part-time Professor of Law in the Government Law College, Bangalore for about 10 years and for some years teaching Post Graduate students also. A member of the Mysore State Bar Council for two terms. Appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on June 25, 1970. Acting Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court from October 24, 1985 to August 27, 1986. On October 1, 1986, appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Allahabad. On May 1, 1987, appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Retired on 14th December, 1991. Mr. Justice K. Jagannatha Shetty, "Sai Sadan" 1092/18-B, 5th Block, Main Road Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore-560 010. ph.23382914, 23351723.
    Mr. Justice Srinivasachar Ranganathan, Born 31st October, 1927. Enrolled Advocate on 21.7.1952. Junior Standing Counsel to the Commissioner Income-Tax, Madras from 1.10.1954. Subsequently appointed as Senior Standing Counsel and worked as such till February, 1964. Judicial Member, Income-tax Appellate Tribunal from 24.2.64 and was confirmed with effect from 4.8.1967. Vice President of the Southern and Northern Zones of the Tribunal and later as President. He was associated with the revision of Sundaram's Law of Income Tax (1953 Edition). He contributed substantial portions to the commentary on the Income-tax Act by Shri A.C. Sampathyengar. Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court from 14.11.1977 and was appointed a permanent Judge on 19.3.1978. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court on 5.10.1987. Retired on 30.10.1992. Mr. Justice S. Ranganathan A-102, "Purvasha" Anand Lok Co.Group Housing Society Ltd. Mayur Vihar, Phase-1 Delhi-110 091. PH.22751267.
    Mr. Justice Narayan Dutta Ojha, Born on 19th January, 1926 in District Pratapgarh (U.P.). Passed High School Examination from Daraganj High School, Allahabad in 1939 and Intermediate Examination from the K.P. Intermediate College, Allahabad in 1941. Did his B.A. In1943 and L.L.B. In 1945 from University of Allahabad. Married to Savitri Devi on 15th June, 1948. Practised for a few years as a Pleader in the District Courts of Allahabad. Enrolled Advocate of the Allahabad High Court on 20th December, 1951. Conducted civil and constitutional cases in the Allahabad High Court. Appointed Additonal Judge of the Allahabad High Court with effect from 3rd September,1971 and permanent Judge of that High Court on 12th December, 1972. Was Acting Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court from 18th August, 1986 to 30th September, 1986. Appointed Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on 8th January, 1987. Discharged the functions of governor Madhya Pradesh from 1st December, 1987 to 29th December, 1987 and thereafter continued as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court on 18th January, 1988. Retired on 18.1.1991. Mr. Justice N.D. Ojha AD-6, Ekanki Kunj ADA Colony, Muir Road Allahabad-211 001.(U.P.) PH. 2622113, 26224025.
    Mr. Justice S. Ratnavel Pandian, Born on 13.2.1929 at Thiruppudaimarudhur Village in Tiruneleli School career at Theerthapathi High School, Ambasamudram, Graduated from Saint Xavier's College at Palayamkottai. Took Law Degree at Madras Law College in1954. He took his apprenticeship course under Shri K. Narayanswamy Mudaliar who subsequently became the Judge of the High Court of Madras. Was an Advocate for nearly 17 years having lucrative practice both in the trial and the appellate sides. In August 1971, he was appointed as State Public Prosecutor in the High Court of Madras which post he held until he was elevated as Judge in February, 1974. He also acted as Advocate General for a short period in the leave vacancy and held the office of Government Pleader as additional charge. From 18.1.88 to 29.1.88 and from 13.3.88 to 13.12.88, Justice Pandian was the acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court. On 14th December, 1988 he was sworn as Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Retired on 12.3.1994. Mr. Justice S. Ratnavel Pandian AB-41, 6th Main Road Anna Nagar Chennai-600 040. PH. 26211368.
    Honble Dr. T. Kochu Thommen, M.A., LL.D., Barrister-at-Law, Judge, Supreme Court of India. Thamarappallil Kochu Thommen Born on 26th September 1928 at Kottayam. Bachelor of Arts (Honours), History and Politics, 1951, Madras. Master of Arts, 1952 Madras. Barrister-at-Law, 1956, Lincolns Inn, London. Master of Laws, 1960, Leyden, Holland. Doctor of Laws, 1962, Leyden. Presently Judge, Supreme Court of India, since 14th December, 1988. As High Court Judge : Judge, High Court of Kerala, 9th May, 1975 to 13th December, 1988. (Acted as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala during 1985 and 1988). As Advocate : Signed the Roll of Barristers of the High Court of Justice, Queens Bench Division, England, 28th November, 1956. Enrolled as an advocate of the High Court of Kerala, 11th November, 1957. With the United Nations : Consultant in Shipping Law to the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development ( UNCTAD), Geneva, 1967-70. United Nations Adviser to the Government of Jamaica in Port Operation and Admiralty Law, 1970. At the University : Chairman, Board of Post-Graduate Studies in Law, University of Kerala since, 1985. Rusk Center Senior Scholar at the University of Georgia, Athens, USA, April, 1988. Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Cochin, 1980-85. Member Board of Studies in Law, University of Kochin, 1974-80. Member, Board of Studies in Law, University of Calicut, 1977-78. Member, Faculty of Law, University of Cochin, 1976-85. Member, Board of Post-graduate Studies in Law, University of Kerala, 1967-69. Teaching : Part-time Honorary Professor of Law, Law College, Cochin 1966-67. Part-time Lecturer in International Law, Law College, Madras, 1964-65. Tutor in History and Political Science, Presidency College, Madras, 1951-52. Research Fellowships : The Netherlands Government Research Fellow, University of Leyden, 1960-62; subject : Legal Status of Government Merchant Ships in International Law. Fellow, The Hague Academy of International Law, Centre for Research, 1964; subject: The Concept of State Sovereignty in International Law. Rockfeller Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, 1965-66; subject: International Unification of Shipping Law. Publications include: Legal Status of Government Merchant Ships in International Law (Martinus Nijh off, The Hague, 1962). International Legislation on Shipping (United Nations, New York, 1968 published in English, French, Russian and Spanish). Bills of Lading in International Law and Practice, Eastern Book Company, Lucknow, 1985. Also a number of articles on different aspects of Shipping Law and other subjects. Other Experience : Member, Governing Body of the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, since 1977. Secretary, the Indian Law Institute, Kerala Branch, 1967-71. President, The Institute of Public Speaking, Madras, 1963-65. Attended courses and seminars on International Law, 1960-64, at the Hague Academy of International Law. Participated in a number of symposia on legal topics in India and abroad. Member, Bar Council, Kerala, 1958-60. President of the Madras Presidency College Union, 1949-50. Won debating contests as a student in India and abroad.
    Mr. Justice K.N. Saikia, Born on1st March, 1926 at Simaluguri Bharalua Gaon in Sibasagar District of Assam. Early education in Nazira High School. Graduated in first class, Commerce from J.B. College, Jorhat in1947 and secured first class first position in M.A. (Commerce) examination of Calcutta University in 1949. Appointed as Lecturer in Commerce (Evening Classes) in Gauhati University in 1950. Passed LL.B. Examination of Gauhati University in 1954 securing first class first position. Enrolled as Advocate of Gauhati High Court on 18.4.1955. Having passed the examinations, he was admitted as Associate Member of the Corporation of Certified Secretaries, London in 1956. Promoted as Reader in Commerce (Evening Classes) in 1957. Passed LL.M. Examination of Gauhati University 1959. Professor of Commerce of Gauhati University in 1964. Joined as Professor of Law in Dibrugarh University (Evening classes) on 14.12.1966 and permitted to appear in Court. Resigned in 1969 and devoted to whole-time practice in Gauhati High Court. Did Civil, Criminal, Revenue and Constitutional cases. Appointed as part time Professor of Law in LL.M. Classes of Gauhati University in 1976. In 1978 he was appointed as Chairman of the Assam Land Reforms Commission. Published several books on Commerce and Law. Appointed as permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 12.2.1979. Was Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court from 20.12.1986 to 1.3.1988 (Acting from 20.12.1986 to 13.6.1987). Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India from December 14, 1988. Retired on 28.2.1991. Mr. Justice K.N.Saikia C-9/9790, Vasant Kunj New Delhi-110 070. Ph.26121835, 26123004
    Mr. Justice Kuldip Singh, Born on 1st January, 1932. B.A. LL.B. from Punjab University, 1955. LL.B. as internal student from University of London, 1958. Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln Inn London, Called in November, 1959. Enrolled as advocate in the Punjab High Court in November, 1959. Part time lecturer Punjab University Law College from 1960-1971. Senior Standing Counsel for the Central Government in the Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh from 1971 to 1982. Advocate General, Punjab from May, 1987 to August, 1987. Additional Solicitor General of India from August, 1987. President, Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association 1976-77. Senior Standing Counsel in the Punjab and Haryana High Court for Punjab University, Punjabi University, Guru Nanak University, Punjab Agriculture University, Post Graduate Medical Institute, Punjab Agriculture, Marketing Board and various other Public Undertakings, Corporations, Local Bodies and Co-operative Institutions. Leaving the Punjab and Haryana Bar Professionally in the field of Constitutional Law, Service Law, Land Acquisition matters, Cooperative Law and Election matters in the Punjab and Haryana High Court for the last about 15 years. Also conducted number of important criminal matters. Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India on14.12.1988. Retired on 21.12.1996. Mr. Justice Kuldip Singh House No.88, Sector 10A Chandigarh-160 010. Ph. 2745907, 2745979.
    Mr. Justice V. Ramaswami, Born on 15th February, 1929. Enrolled at Hindu High School, Sriviliputtur, American College, Madurai and Law College, Madras. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Madras High court on July 13, 1953. Practised civil and criminal work (both appellate and original) at the Madras High Court. Additional Government Pleader, Madras from September 6, 1962 and State Public Prosecutor, Madras from July 11, 1969. Appointed permanent Judge of the Madras High Court from January 31, 1971. Transferred from madras High Court and appointed Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on November 12, 1987. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court on October 6. 1989. Retired on 14.2.1994. Mr. Justice V. Ramaswami, No. 162(54), Justice V.Ramaswami Road, Kamraj Avenue, Adyar, Chennai-600 020. Ph.24430959. Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India on14.12.1988. Retired on 21.12.1996. Mr. Justice Kuldip Singh House No.88, Sector 10A Chandigarh-160 010. Ph. 2745907, 2745979.
    Mr. Justice P.B. Sawant, Born on 30th June, 1930, B.A. (Special) Hons. in Economics and LL.B. of Bombay University. Practised as Advocate in Bombay High Court and Supreme Court of India since 1957 in all branches of law - Civil, Criminal, Industrial, Service Election, Constitutional and Co-operative on Original and Appellate side. Appointed Judge of the Bombay High Court since 1973. As Judge conducted Inquiry in an Air-India aircraft crash in June, 1982. Lecturer in New Law College, Bombay 1965-66 in Private International Law and Constitutional Law. As Advocate was office bearer and Legal adviser of several Trade Unions and Social and Educational Institutions. Governor's nominee for the Selection of Vice-Chancellor of Shivaji University 1986. Governor's nominee on the Staff Selection Committee of the Bombay University 1986-87. Governor's nominee on the Senate of the Pune University, 1987. Delivered Advocate Gandhi Memorial Lectures of Pune University 1986. Contributed articles to Journals on various subjects. Elevated to the Bench of the Supreme Court of India with effect from 6th October, 1989. Retired on 29.6.1995. Mr. Justice P.B. Sawant, A-6, Paradise Towers, Opp. S-Mart (Sapphire Chambers), Baner Road, Pune-411 045 (Maharashtra) Ph. 27293026, 27290367.
    Mr. Justice Narendra Monhan Kasliwal, B.Sc., LL.B., Born on 4th April, 1928. Enrolled Advocate on 16.8.1954. Practised on civil and constitutional sides in Jaipur and Jodhpur. Part time Lecturer in Law College, Jodhpur from 1960 to 1972. Appointed Additional Judge, Rajasthan High Court from 15th June, 1978. Appointed permanent Judge from 23.11.1978 (A.N.). Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court on 6.10.1989. Retired on 3.4.1993. Mr. Justice N.M. Kasliwal, 20, Mangal Vihar, Kasliwalpath, Gopalpura By-pass, Tonk Road, Jaipur-302 018.Ph.2761755.
    Mr. Justice K. Rmaswamy, Born on 13.7.1932, Graduated from W.G.B. College, Bhimavaram,West Godavari Distt. Took Law Degree from Andhra University Law College. Enrolled as an Advocate on 9.7.1962. Practised in Civil & Criminal cases. Worked as Additional Public Prosecutor December, 1972 to October, 1974. Worked as Govt. Pleader on October, 1974 in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh. Appointed Sr. Standing Counsel for Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board during 1981-82. Appointed as Addl. Judge of Andhra Pradesh High Court on 29.9.1982 and as permanent Judge of the same High Court on 26.11.1982. Vice-President, International Jurists Organisation (ASIA) from September, 1989. Elevated to the Bench of Supreme Court of India on 6.10.1989. Retired on 12.7.1997. Mr. Justice K. Ramaswamy, H. No.1043, "SHYAMALA SADAN", Domalguda, Advocate colony, Street No.14, Hyderabad-550 029. Phone 040-27631235.
    Ms. Justice M. Fathima Beevi, Born on 30.4.1927 in Pathanamthitta (Kerala); Father: Mr. Meera Sahib; Family: Single, living with Mother Khadeeja Bibi. Schooling from Catholicate High School, Pathanamthitta, B.Sc. (University College, Trivandrum), B.L. (Law College, Trivandrum); Enrolled as Advocate on 14.11.1950, Appointed as Munsiff in the Kerala Sub-ordinate Judicial Services in May, 1958, Promoted as the Sub-ordinate Judge in 1968, Promoted as the Chief Judicial Magistrate in 1972, Promoted District & Sessions Judge in 1974, Appointed as the Judicial Member of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal in January, 1980, Elevated to the High Court as a Judge on 4.8.1983, Became permanent Judge of the High Court on 14.3.1984.Retired as the Judge of the High Court on 29.4.1989. Elevated to the Supreme Court as a Judge on 6.10.1989. Retired on 29.4.1992. Present Address :8/387, Annaveedu, Petta, Pathanamthitta - 689 645 (Kerala), Residential Tel. No.: 2222151.
    Mr. Justice K. Jayachandra Reddy, Born on 15.7.1929, Graduated from Theosophical College at Madanapalle, Took Law Degree from Madras University in 1951. Enrolled as an Advocate in the High Court of Madras in the year 1952, Practised mainly in Criminal Law & Constitutional Law; Worked as Additional Public Prosecutor for the State of Andhra Pradesh from 1966, Appointed as Principal Public Prosecutor in the year 1970. Appointed as Additional Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court for the period w.e.f. 7.3.1975, appointed as permanent Judge from 30.6.1976. Elevated to the bench of the Supreme Court of India on 11.1.1990. Retired on 14.7.1994. Present Address: 5, Sunheri Bagh Road, New Delhi - 110 011. Telephone No. (O) 24368723 & 24366745 (R) 23015797 & 23010271.
    Mr. Justice S.C. Agrawal, Born on September 5, 1933 in Jaipur; Father:Late Shri C.L. Agrawal. Schooling from St. Xavier's School, Jaipur, Matriculation in 1946, Intermediate (Science) in 1948 from Birla College, Pilani, B.Sc. in 1950 and LL.B. in 1952 (Rajasthan University) from Maharaja's College, Jaipur, LL.M. in 1957 (London University) from University College, London (Subjects : 1. Comparative Constitutional Law of India, Australia and Canada, 2. International Economic Law, 3. Air Law and 4. Company Law). Enrolled as Pleader in the District Court, Jaipur in 1952, Enrolled as an Advocate of the Rajasthan High Court in 1955, Called to the Bar in England from the Middle Temple in 1957, Enrolled as an Adovocate of the Supreme Court in 1959, Practised as an Advocate of the Supreme Court from 1959 to 1978, Appointed as Additional Judge of Rajasthan High Court on 15.6.1978, Appointed as permanent Judge of the Rajasthan High Court from 14.6.1980. Appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court on 11.1.1990. Retired on 4.9.1998. Present Address: A-123, Ground Floor, Neeti Bagh, New Delhi - 110 049. Telephone No. (R) 26564934.
    Mr. Justice R.M. Sahai, Education - High School from J.P. Mehta Municipal Inter College, Varanasi. Intermediate from Queen's Intermediate College, Varanasi. B.A., M.A. and LL.B. from Allahabad University. Profession - Enrolled as Pleader in Varanasi Civil Court in 1953. Enrolled as advocate and shifted to Allahabad High Court in 1956. Practised mainly on the constitutional, civil and revenue side. In 1967 appointed as Standing Counsel for the State of Uttar Pradesh. Looked after mainly sales tax work. Elevated to the Bench of Allahabad High Court and took oath on 27th January, 1976. Elevated to the Supreme Court of India and took oath on 11th January, 1990. Retired on 24.6.1995. Extra-curricular Activities - As student wrote articles in magazines of the University and as lawyer in Allahabad Law Journal. President of the K.P. University College Union; Member of the Governing Council of the Allahabad High Court Bar Association. Captain of Tennis and Badminton of K.P. University College, President of cosmopolitan Club and Zymkhana Club, Allahabad; President of the Allahabad Bridge Association; President of the U.P. Bridge Association; Member of the Indo-British Delegation which visited London in 1992. Present Address: 10, Judges Bungalow, High Court, Allahabad (U.P.) Telephone No. (R) 2420133.
    Bio-data of Honble Mr. Justice Yogeshwar Dayal Born at Lahore on 18th November, 1930 Studied in Govt. College, Lahore, till 1946 Studied in B.M. College, Simla and Law Faculty of University of Delhi. Started practice in Delhi in 1953 and did all types of work in Punjab High Court and practised in Delhi after the formation of Delhi High Court in 1966. Son of late L. Bhagwat Dayal, Bar-at-law and a Senior practicing lawyer. Belong to family of L.Hardayal, M.A., a freedom fighter. As counsel, worked for Delhi Administration and various other Corporate bodies. Elevated as Judge, Delhi High Court, on 28th February, 1974. Appointed as One-Man Commission of Inquiry on three occasions under the Commissions of Inquiry Act to inquire into a) the lathi charge on the members of the High Court bar at the circuit Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court at Gwalior. b) the firing out-side the Parliament House. c) the death of the President of Sikh Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (S.G.P.C.), Delhi. The report submitted in respect of (a) was accepted by the Madhya Pradesh Government and the reports in respect of (b) and (c) were accepted by the Central Government. Elevated as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on August 21, 1987. Transferred as Chief Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh and took charge on March 18, 1988. Elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 22.3.1991. Due to retire on 17th November, 1995. Died on 2-8-1994
    Mr. Justice Shanmughasundaram Mohan, Born on 11.2.1930. Graduated from the Presidency College, Madras; Took Law degree from University of Madras; Awarded Lakshminarasa Reddy GOLD MEDAL; Took Master of Law degree in Constitution and International Law; Also receipient of Sri Muthuswamy Iyer Scholarship. Enrolled as Advocate in the High Court of Madras in August, 1954; Appointed as Assistant Govt. Pleader in 1966; appointed as special government pleader in 1967 and as government pleader in 1969. Acted as an Advocate General of Madras in 1971. Appointed as Additional Judge of Madras High Court in February, 1974 and as permanent Judge of the same High Court on 1.8.1975; Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Madras High Court on 13.12.1988. Appointed as Chief Justice of that High Court on 19.10.1989; Sworn in as Chief Justice, High Court of Karnataka on 26.10.1989; Appointed as Acting Governor of Karnataka from 5.2.1990 to 8.5.1990. Elevated to the bench of the Supreme Court of India on 7.10.1991; Retired on 10.2.1995. Present Address: 41, Venkatakrishna Iyer Road, Raja Annamalaipuram, Chennai - 600 028. Telephone No. (R) 24937529.
    Mr. Justice B.P. Jeevan Reddy, Born on 14th March, 1932. Graduated from Arts College, Osmania University. Obtained Law Degree from Law College, Osmania University. Started practice in the year 1954. Started independent practice in the Andhra Pradesh High Court in the year 1956. Mainly practiced on civil and consititutional law sides. Appointed Additional Judge for 2 years on 17.7.1975 in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh. Appointed permanent Judge on 28.1.1978. Appointed Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court on 16.4.1990. Appointed a Judge of Supreme Court on 7.10.1991. Retired on 13.3.1997. Present Address: Plot No.301, Road No.25, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. Telephone No. (R) 55583300 & 23548544.
    Mr. Justice Ganendra Narayan Ray, Born on 1.5.1933. Graduated from Presidency College, Calcutta; Obtained Master's degree from Scottish Churches College, Calcutta and Law degree from University College of Law, Calcutta. Practised both in Civil and Criminal cases; Appointed as a Junior Government Advocate, Govt. of West Bengal in 1973; Later on appointed as Junior Standing Counsel of West Bengal Government; Selected as Senior Counsel in the panel of Adovcates of the Central Govt. for the High Court at Calcutta in January, 1976; Appointed as Additional Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 23.12.1976; Made permanent Judge of the same High Court on 24.11.1977; Sworn in as Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court on 2.12.1990; Elevated to the Bench of the Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 7.10.1991. Retired on 30.4.1998. Present Address: BE-265, Sector - I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700 064. Telephone No. (R) 23372716.
    Born on July 28, 1935. Enrolled as an Advocate in Orissa High Court in November, 1958. Practised on the constitutional, civil, criminal and revenue sides. Was Additional Government Advocate from January, 1971 to July, 1974. Appointed Judge, Orissa High Court from September 18, 1981. Was Executive Chairman of Orissa Legal Aid Board from October, 1983 to December, 1991. Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India from December 3, 1991. (Due to retire on July 27, 2000) Died on 30-5-1992.
    Mr. Justice N.P. Singh, Born on 25th December, 1931. Enrolled as an Advocate on 9th January, 1956; Appointed as the Judge of the Patna High Court on 12th April, 1973; Became the Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court in 1991; On 4th February, 1992 took over as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court; Appointed as the Judge of the Supreme Court on 15th June, 1992. Retired on 24.12.1996. Present Address: 15, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi - 110 011. Telephone No. (O) 23711602 (R) 23011515.
    Mr. Justice Nanje Gowda Venkatachala, B.Sc., B.L., Born on 3rd July, 1930 in Mittur village in Mulabagal Taluk in Kolar District in a respectable agriculturist's family. Had primary and middle school education at Mulabagal, High School education at Kolar, College education at Bangalore. Obtained B.Sc. degree and B.L. degree from Mysore University. Enrolled as an Advocate in the then High Court of Mysore (now Karnataka) on 16th November, 1955. Had built up good practice in the High Court and its subordinate courts at Bangalore in civil, criminal and constitutional matters. Was a part-time Reader in Mercantile Law from 1958 to 1970. Was a Legal Adviser to the University of Agricultural Sciences, Hebbal from 1963 to 1973 and to the Bangalore University from 1970 to 1973. Was High Court Govt. Pleader from 1968 to 1973 and High Court Govt. Advocate from 1973 to 1977. Appointed as Additional Judge, Karnataka High Court from 28th November, 1977. Appointed Permanent Judge from 8th September, 1978. Functioned as Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 during the year 1990. Appointed as the Acting Chief Justice, Karnataka High Court in May, 1992. Sworn-in as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 1st July, 1992. Retired on 2.7.1995. Present Address: 38/39, 1st Main Road, II Cross, Lower Palace Orchards,Bangalore - 560 003. Telephone No. (R) 3310551.
    Mr. Justice Manoj Kumar Mukherjee, B.Sc., LL.B., Born on 1.12.1933. Joined the Asansol Bar bar in November, 1956 and practised in the Sub-Divisional and District Court and Labour Tribunal till 1971; Enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court on 14.12.1962. Practised in Criminal cases and cases relating to Industrial Labour matters mostly. Appointed as Additional Judge, Calcutta High Court on 17.6.1977 and later made permanent Judge of the same High Court on 8.12.1977. Elevated to the Bench of the Supreme Court on 14.12.1993. Retired on 30.11.1998. Present Address: GD-359, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700 091. Telephone No. (R) 23378265.
    Mr. Justice Faizanuddin, Born on 5th February, 1932 in the District of Panna, Madhya Pradesh. Passed Matriculation Examination in 1948; Graduated in 1952 from Hamidia College, Bhopal and obtained the degree of Law in 1955 from the same College. Joined Bhopal Bar in 1955 itself as an Apprentice in Law and enrolled as a Pleader in Judicial Commissioner's Court, Bhopal in February, 1956. Enrolled as an Advocate of M.P. High Court on 3rd January, 1961 and soon began to be reckoned with top lawyers of Bhopal Bar. Unanimously elected as Secretary, Bar Association. Practised in Civil, Criminal and Revenue side (both original and appellate) as well as in constitutional matters. Was Standing Counsel for M.P. Wakf Board for about two decades. Part time lecturer in Law in Saifia Law College, Bhopal for six academic sessions. Appointed Additional Judge, High Court of M.P. from 27th November, 1978. Appointed permanent Judge of the High Court of M.P. from 27th May, 1982. Also worked as Acting Chief Justice of M.P. High Court. Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 14th December, 1993. Retired on 4.2.1997. Present Address: E-5/102, Arera Colony, Bhopal - 462 016 (M.P.) Telephone No. (R) 2424399 & 2462385.
    Hansaria, Banwari Lal, M.A., M.Sc., LL.B. - Born on 25th December, 1931. Admitted Advocate to the bar Council of Assam on 25-9-1962. Lecture in J.B. Law College, Gauhati from August, 1969 to April, 1971. Appointed on District and Sessions Judge from 4.5.1971(A.N.) Legal Rememberancer and Secretary to the Government of Assams Judicial Department from 15-7-1976 to 9-2-1979. Member of Assam Administrative Tribinual since its constitution on 3-1-1997 till 9-2-1979. Written a number of books and article on Law. Appointed permanent Judge. Gauhati High Court to 12-2-1979. Appointed as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court on 22-2-90. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 14-12-93. Retired on 25-12-1996. Retired on 4.2.1997. Present Address: E-5/102, Arera Colony, Bhopal - 462 016 (M.P.) Telephone No. (R) 2424399 & 2462385.
    Mr. Justice Suhas C. Sen, M.A. (Calcutta University), LL.B. (Calcutta University). Barrister-at-Law of the Inner Temple. Was enrolled as an Advocate in 1960 and practised on the civil side in the Calcutta High Court. Did mainly tax cases, company cases and constitutional writ matters. Appointed Additional Judge, Calcutta High Court for two years on 23.11.1981. Appointed Permanent Judge on 20.8.1982. Judge, Supreme Court of India, since 11th June, 1994. Retired on 20.12.1997. Present Address: G.D.5, Sector - III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700 091. Telephone No. (R) 23211313 & 23581414(Fax).
    Mr. Justice Krishnaswami Sundara Paripoornan, B.A., B.L., Born on 12.6.1932. Enrolled Advocate in the High Court of Travancore-Cochin on 11.6.1956. Practised in civil, taxation and general matters in the High Court of Kerala and occasionally in the Supreme Court and Tribunal also. Worked as Government Counsel in the High Court of Kerala from July, 1966 to February, 1980. Appointed Permanent Judge of the Kerala High Court from 23.12.1982. Appointed Chief Justice of the Patna High Court and took charge on 24.1.1994. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court on 11.6.1994. Retired on 11.6.1997. Present Address: "Anantha Bhavan", Ammankovil Road, Ernakulam, Kochi - 682 035 (Kerala). Telephone No. (R) 2352489.
    Mr. Justice Majmudar, Shailesh Bhadrayulal, M.A., LL.BBorn on 20th August, 1935. Enrolled Advocate in the High Court of Gujarat in 1961. Practised on constitutional, civil and criminal sides and also in the Gujarat Revenue Tribunal at Ahmedabad. Appointed Additional Judge, Gujarat High Court from 3-10-1978 and permanent Judge from 19-7-1979. Appointed as Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from 12-10-92. Transferred as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court from 2-7-93. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India with effect from 19-9-94. Retired on 19-8-2000. Present Address: 24, Sumadhur Society, Surendra Mangaldas Rd. Beyond Nehru Nagar, Cross Road, Behind Ocean Park Flats, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad-380 015. Ph. 6750479, 6730985.
    Mrs. Justice Sujata Vasant Manohar, B.Sc., B.L., Born on 28th August, 1934. Educated at Anandilal Podar High School, Bombay; Elphinstone College, Bombay, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, U.K. And Lincoln's Inn, London. Enrolled Advocate on 14th February, 1958 at Bombay. Practised in the Bombay High Court on the Original Side. Appointed Assistant Government Pleader, City Civil Court, Bombay during 1970-71. Appointed Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court from 23rd January, 1978. Appointed permanent Judge on 28.11.1978. Appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court with effect from 15.1.1994 (A.N.). Transferred as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court with effect from 21.4.1994. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India with effect from 8.11.1994. Retired on 27.8.1999. Present Address: 16, Walkeshwar Road, Mumbar-400006 Telephone No. (R) 23633899, 23634100.
    Mr. Justice Nanavati, Girish Thakorlal, M.A., LL.M.Born on 17th February, 1935. Enrolled Advocate in the Bombay High Court on 11th February, 1958. Remained on the Government Pleaders' Panel. Appointed permanent Judge, Gujarat High Court from 19-7-1979. Transferred to Orissa High Court on 14.12.93. Appointed as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court with effect from 31-1-94. Transferred as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court from 28-9-94. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India with effect from 06-03-1995. Retired on 16-02-2000. Present Address: 3, Tughlak Lane, New Delhi-110 011 Ph. 23017384
    Mr. Justice Saiyed Saghir Ahmad, B.A., LL.B.Born on 1st July, 1935. Enrolled Advocate of the Allahabad High Court on 6th December, 1961. Practised on the Civil side before the Lucknow Bench. He was Standing Counsel of the Uttar Pradesh Government since 1976 and of the Northern Railway since 1971. Appointed Additional Judge, Allahabad High Court from 2nd November, 1981. Appointed permanent Judge from 30th December, 1982. Transferred to Jammu & Kashmir High Court on 1-11-93. Appointed as Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court on 18-3-94. Transferred as Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court on 23-9-94. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 6-3-1995. Retired on 30-6-2000. Present Address: 6/161, Vineet Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. Ph. 2303543. Retired on 16-02-2000. Present Address: 3, Tughlak Lane, New Delhi-110 011 Ph. 23017384.
    Mr. Justice Konduswami Venkataswami born on 19th September, 1934. Educated at Swathantra High School at Athipalayam - Vaiyam Palayam, Coimbatore District. Intermediate at P.S.G. College, Coimbatore. Graduation at Vivekananda College at Madras and at Madras Law College. Enrolled as advocate of Madras High Court on 16th July, 1959. Practised civil and taxation matters. Appointed Assistant Government Pleader (taxation) in July, 1969. Later appointed as Additional Government Pleader (taxation) in 1974 from which post he resigned in 1976. Again appointed as Additional Government pleader (taxation) in 1977. Subsequently appointed as Government Pleader in September, 1979. Held the post of Advocate General from March, 1980 to August, 1980. Again worked as Government Pleader from 15th August, 1980 for two years. Appointed as pernanent Judge of the Madras High Court from 24th July, 1983. Appointed as Chief Justice, Patna High Court on 19th June, 1994. Appointed as Judge of Supreme Court from 6.3.1995. Retired on 18.9.1999. Present Address: New No.75,(Old No.36) Ist Avenue, Idiranagar, Adyar, Chennai-600 020. Telephone No: 24910976 52187576.
    Mr. Justice Kurdukar, Sudhakar Panditrao, B.A., LL.B.Born on 16-1-1935. Enrolled Advocate of the Bombay High Court on 31st August, 1961. Practised in Civil and Criminal matters on the Appellate Side of the Bombay High Court and appeared in Writ petitions. Part-time Professor Law College, Bombay, was Assistant Government Pleader and Public Prosecutor. Appointed Additional Judge, Bombay High Court from 25th April, 1978 and permanent Judge on 11-1-1979. Appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court on 16-1-94. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 29.3.96; Retired on 15.1.2000. Present Address: 8-B,, "SAMATA", General Jagannath Bhosle Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai-400 021. Ph. 22876610 & 22026835.
    Mr. Justice Thomas, Kallupurackal Thomas, B.A., B.L.Born on 30-1-1937. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Kerala High Court on 15-9-1960. Practised in the High Court of Kerala and District Court Kottayam on both Civil and Criminal sides. Joined the Government Service on 12-9-1977 as District and Sessions Judge. He was Selection Grade District and Sessions Judge from 1981. Appointed as an Additional Judge on 12-8-1985. Appointed as permanent Judge of the Kerala High Court on 11-7-1986. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 29-3-96. Retired on 30-1-2002. Present Address: Thadathil House, Muttambalam (post office) Kottayyam-680 004 (Kerala) Ph. 2578215 and 2574715.
    Mr. Justice Mamidana Jagannadha Rao, B.Sc., (Hons.) LL.B.Born on 2-12-1935. Enrolled Advocate on 25-7-1960 at Hyderabad. Practised on the civil side original and appellate at Hyderabad. Appointed as Additional Judge on 29-9-1982 (AN) in the Andhra Pradesh High Court, Appointed permanent Judge on 29-11-1982. Appointed as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court with effect from 8.8.91. Transferred to Delhi High Court on 12-4-94. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 21-03-1997. Retired on 01-12-2000. Present Address: 1, Janpath, New Delhi-110 011. Ph. 23792745, 23019465 and 23012503.
    Mr. Justice Wadhwa, Devinder Pratap, B.Sc., LL.B.Born on 5th May, 1935. Enrolled as a Pleader in 1958 in the Punjab High Court and started his practice in Delhi. Became Advocate in 1962. In April, 1980 he was appointed Central Government Standing Counsel for Delhi High Court. Appointed Additional Judge, Delhi High Court from 12th August, 1983. Appointed permanent Judge on 23rd February, 1984. Appointed Chief Justice Patna High Court on 29-09-1995. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 21-03-1997. Retired on 04-05-2000. Present Address: C-25, Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi-110 017. Ph. 26499395.
    Srinivasan, Madhavachari, B.A., B.L. - Born on 12-1-1937. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Madras High Court on 10-7-1958. Practised in all types of Civil suits, Appeals, Revisions and Writs in the High Court, Madras. Appointed permanent Judge of the Madras High Court on 2-6-1986. Appointed Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court on 12-8-96. Appointed as Judge of Supreme Court of India on 25-9-1997. Died on 25-02-2000.
    Mr. Justice Misra, Ajay Prakash, B.Sc.LL.BBorn on 1st September, 1936. Enrolled Advocate in Allahabad High Court in October, 1960. Practised in Civil and Tax sides in Allahabad High Court. Had been Standing Counsel for Uttar Pradesh Government for several years and was also standing counsel for the Central Govt. and several corporations and development authorities. Appointed permanent Judge, Allahabad High Court on 24th May, 1984. Appointed as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court on 26-6-97. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 4-12-1997. Retired on 31-08-2001. Present Address: 27, Park Road, Allahabad (U.P.) Ph. 2461244. On October 2002 appointed as Chairman of the Human Right Commission (Uttar Pradesh). After completing full term, laid down office on the 1st September 2006. Was appointed as Chairman of Arbitrators by the ICC (International Chamber of commerce) court in Paris (France) in 2003, to decide dispute between two international companies. On 7th May 2003 was appointed as Chairman of the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India under the Advocate Act, and is continuing till date. Under his chairmanship, revolutionary changes were brought into legal education of India. New Rules were framed and applied in 2008 after thorough scrutiny of the legal education in all important countries of the world. During this period historically Bar Council of India successfully held its first Bar Examination, on the 6th March 2011 for entry of advocates for a right to practice in court, under the said rule. He has been delivering lectures all over the country, in the universities, colleges and institutions. Also participating in various national level seminars. With his spiritual background his central theme has been morality and ethics, with foundation of value based education right from primary school. His writing and articles are published in various publications of National Level. He is also honorary sponsurer of the Provisional World Parliament, an international organization with its centers in large member of countries. This organization is working for the unity and peace in the world. He is also the chairman of the preparatory committee and chairman of the reception committee of t he World Chief Justices conference, which is held every year since 2000. He has been addressing various international conferences with large number of foreign delegates participating. He was also invited to address 12th conference of International Philosophers for peace held in Nainital in 2009. His address received compliments from large number of participants of that conference. He is also participating and addressing number of socio religious conferences including Serva Dharma Congregation. He was also coapted as a member of the Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning Educational Trust on 06th May, 2011, situate at Prashant Niliyam, Puttaparthy (Andhra Pradesh). He is also the Patron of ISISAR (International Society for Intercultural Studies and Research), which is regularly organising international and national seminars, conferences, publishing volumes on different important topics, organising Community Development Programmes. He was also coapted as member of the Sri Satya Sai Central Trust on 31/05/2013, situate at Prashant Niliyam, Puttaparthy Dist. Ananthpur (Andhra Pradesh). He was Awarded, Mahatma Gandhi Peace Visionary Award on the 12th Dec. 2014 by the President of the Rupublic of Croatia (2000-2010), at the 15th International Conference of the Chief Justices of the World at C.M.S. Lucknow. This Award records the following: 'In recognition of his life long dedication to peace and spiritual education and cultural understanding and Promoting Interfaith harmony and good will. And for Championing the concept of the ancient Indian ethos of 'Vasudaiv Kutubhakam', thus promoting the cause of world Unity and World Peace.' Nominated in March, 2015 as member of Peace Advisory Council of the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), registered under South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which consists of Former Presidents of various countries including former Prime Minister. This is working for the Peace and Unity of the World.
    Mr. Justice Quadri, Syed Shah Mohammed: Former Judge of Supreme court of India, Born on April 5, 1938; Education: B.A., LL.B. from Osmania University, Hyderabad (A.P); LL.B. from University of London; Specialization in Taxation, Company Law and Islamic Law; Bar at Law from Lincoln's Inn; enrolled as an advocate on 7th January, 1963; Practiced both on original side in Trial Courts and on appellate side in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh; Was a Part Time Lecturer in College of Law, Osmania University from December, 1972 to October, 1981; worked as Government Pleader in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad from October 1981 to July 1986; Appointed Judge of High Court of Andhra Pradesh in July, 1986; Was for sometime Dean, Faculty of Law Kakatiya University, A.P. Was also a Member of the Board of Governors, Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy; Was Executive Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Legal Services Authority; Worked as the Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh from November 3, 1997 to December 3, 1997. He delivered many judgments on constitutional law, taxation, civil law and criminal law. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on December 4, 1997; Is an Executive Member, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad; He has been a member of collegium of the Hon'ble supreme Court. Held the position of the Chairman of the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee on January 1, 2003. Retired as the Judge of the Supreme Court of India on April 5, 2003. Appointed as Chairman, Authority for Advance Ruling (Income-Tax) with full additional charge of Chairperson for Authority for Advance rulings (Customs & Central Excise) on 27th January, 2004 and working as such from February 4, 2004.
    Mr. Justice Shah, Manharlal Bhikhalal M. Com.,LL.B.,Born on 25-09-1938. Enrolled as an Advocate in the Gujarat High Court on 29-8-1962. He practised in Civil side. Worked as an Assistant Government pleader and Additional Public Prosecutor attached to the High Court of Gujarat since 1972. Appointed as Additional Judge, Gujarat High Court from 28-1-1983, and permanent Judge on 6-5-1983. Appointed as Chief Justice, Bombay High Court on 2-8-95. Appointed as Judge of Supreme Court of India on 9.12.1998. Retired on 24.9.2003. Present Address: 18, Akbar Road, New Delhi-110 011.Ph. 23792020 & 23015588.
    Mr. Justice Mohapatra, Deba Priya, B.Sc,LL.BBorn on 3rd August, 1937. Enrolled Advocate of Orissa High Court on 12th October, 1960, Practised on Constitutional, Civil and Criminal side in Orissa High Court and in subordinate Courts. Worked as additional Standing Counsel, Government of Orissa from August, 1967 to February, 1969, Standing Counsel for Transport Department from March, 1969 to February, 1976. Appointed Judge, Orissa High Court on 18th November, 1983 (A.N.). Appointed as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on 16.2.96. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 9.12.1998. Retired on 2-8-2002. Present Address: Kafla Bazar, Near Mohantipara, Cuttack-753 002 (Orissa) Ph. 2301334 & 98113-89088. Retired on 24.9.2003. Present Address: 18, Akbar Road, New Delhi-110 011.Ph. 23792020 & 23015588.
    Mr. Justice Banerjee, Umesh Chandra, Barrister-at Law.Born on 18th November, 1937. Conducted original Suits in Calcutta High Court and in the Appellate Side, Civil and Criminal Writ matters and Revenue matters. Appointed permanent Judge, Calcutta High Court from 9th January, 1984. Appointed as Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court on 1-2-1998. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 9-12-1998. Retired on 17.11.2002. Present Address: GD 346, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700 091. Ph. 23377727.
    Mr. Justice N. Santosh Hegde was born on June 16, 1940. He graduated in law in 1965 and after completing apprenticeship training was enrolled as an Advocate in January, 1966 and designated as senior Advocate in May, 1984. He was appointed as the Advocate General for the State of Karnataka in February, 1984 and held that position till August, 1988. He worked as Additional Solicitor General of the Union of India from December, 1989 to November, 1990. He was re-appointed as the Solicitor General of India on April 25, 1998. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 8.1.1999. Retired on 16.6.2005.
    Mr. Justice Sethi, Ram PrakashBorn on 7th July, 1937. Started practice in Law in 1961. Remained a Special Public Prosecutor in the cases under the Enemy Agents Ordinance and also served as an Additional Advocate General of the Jammu and Kashmir State in 1976. Had been Standing Counsel of the Union of India in the Jammu Wing of the High Court. Appointed Additional Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on 30.5.86 and permanent Judge on 5.8.87. Transferred to Punjab & Haryana High Court on 18.10.93. Appointed Chief Justice Karnataka High Court on 29.6.96. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 8.1.1999. Retired on 6.7.2002. Present Address: 1, Maheshpura Chowk, Bakshi Nagar, Jammu-180 001. Ph. 2572894, 2547616 & 2586877.
    Mr. Justice Phukan, Sailendu Nath B.Sc., LL.B..Born on 1.4.1937. Joined Jorhat District Bar as Pleader in the year 1960 and hereafter enrolled as an Advocate in 1962 and joined the Gauhati High Court Bar in the same year. Appointed to the Assam Judicial Service in the year 1963 and continued till May, 1976, in that service, Joined the Government of Meghalaya on deputation from July, 1970, and worked as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Secretary in the Law Department. Became Law Secretary and Legal Remembrancer in January, 1976. Appointed as a part-time Member of the Meghalaya Board of Revenue and part-time lecturer, Shillong Law College. Commissioner for departmental enquiries for the State. Legal Adviser of various corporations of the State Govt. Appointed as permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 11.10.85. Transferred to Himachal Pradesh High Court on 30.9.94. Appointed as Chief Justice of that High Court on 1.3.95. Transferred to Orissa High Court on 2.8.96. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 28.1.1999. Retired on 31.3.2002. Present Address: K.K. Barua Road, Tarajan, Jorhat-785 001 (Assam) Ph. 2320380, 2300210 & 2304417.
    Mr. Justice Doraiswamy Raju, Judge, Supreme Court of India - Born on July 02, 1939. In 1959 obtained his degree in Bachelor of Arts and in 1961 obtained B.L. degree in Law from the Madras University. On July 27, 1962 enrolled as an advocate. From the beginning worked in the Chambers of the then Government Pleaders and assisted Advocate Generals of the State from time to time in the High Court. From 1975 - 1987 : Worked independently as Advocate conducting cases in the High Court on the Original and Appellate Sides in Regular, Civil, Writ, Transport, Taxation and Land Tenure matters. Was Standing Counsel for various Public Institutions and Undertakings like : (a) Tamil Nadu text Book society; (b) Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation; (c) Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation; (d) Arulmighu Dhandayuthapaniswami Devasthanam, Palani; (e) Food Corporation of India; and (f) District Co-operative Central Banks of Kanyakumari, Nilgiris and South Arcot Districts. On April 21, 1987, designated as Senior Advocate by the High Court, Madras.On June 14, 1990 elevated and sworn into as Judge, High Court, Madras. On November 17, 1995 appointed Chairman, Advisory Board, COFEPOSA. On December 11, 1995 appointed Chairman, Advisory Board under Prevention o Black-marketing and Maintenance o Supplies of Essential Commodities Act. On May 01, 1998 notified af the Executive Chairman, Legal Services Authority, (State Authority), for the Union Territory of Pondicherry. On July 01, 1998 appointed and sworn into as Chief Justice, Himachal Pradesh High Court, Shimla. On January 28, 2000 appointed and sworn into as Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Retired on 01.07.2004. Present Address: "Kanaka Durga" 20 (Old No.39), Puram Prakasa Rao Road, Balaji Nagar, Royapettah, Chennai-600 014, (Tamil Nadu) Ph. 28132825 & 28130780.
    Mrs. Justice Ruma Pal (Smt.), B.A.(Hons). LL.B,, B.C.L.(Oxn). Born on 3-6-1941, started practice in 1968 in Civil, Revenue, Labour and Constitutional matters in the Calcutta High Court. Appointed Judge in the Calcutta High Court on 6-8-1990. Appointed as Judge, Supreme court of India on day of Golden Jubilee of Supreme Court of India - January 28, 2000. Retired on 03-06-2006(F.N.)
    Mr. Justice VARIAVA, SAM NARIMAN L.L.M. Born on 8th November, 1940. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Bombay High Court on 22nd June, 1964. Mainly practised on the original side of the High Court. Also appeared in the Bombay City Civil Court. Also worked as part time Professor of Law in the Syndemhem College of Commerce and Economics, Bombay, Appointed Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court w.e.f. 21.11.1986. Appointed permanent Judge from 12.6.1987. Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India from 15.3.2000. Retired on 08.11.2005.
    Mr. Justice SHIVARAJ V. PATIL S/o Shri VIRUPANNA PATIL. Born on 12th January, 1940 at Maladkai, Raichur District. Joined Bar at Gulbarga, the Divisional Headquarters in Hyderabad, Karnataka Area on 25.7.1962 and practised there upto January, 1979. During this period, had built up very good practice, both on criminal and civil sides. Served as Part-time Lecturer in Seth Shankarlal Lahoti Law College, Gulbarga from 1967 to 1975 and later served as Honorary Principal of the same College from May, 1975 to June, 1978. Served as Legal Adviser to Shree Sharanabasaveswarar Samasthan, Hyderabad; Karnataka Education Society. Wrote a small book on the life of the great Saint "Shree Sharanabasaveswara", Gulbarga. Had the opportunity of giving several Lectures through All India Radio relating to the subjects of legal and social importance. Having had the experience on original and appellate sides, shifted to Bangalore for practice in February, 1979 to exclusively practice in the High Court of Karnataka. Had fairly good practice, besides was the Standing Counsel for the Bangalore Development Authority and for the Central Silk Board. Also served as Advocate for Bangalore University and Gulbarga University. In August / September, 1980, attended the International Lawyers Conference at Belgrade (Yugoslavia) and Burlin (West Germany). Again visited U.S.S.R. and European countries in April-May, 1987 and to U.K. in 1995 and 1996, and U.S.A. in 1996, and had occasion to visit various Courts in different countries. Was a member of the Karnataka State Bar Council, and the Karnataka Law Reporting Council. Was elevated as Judge, High Court of Karnataka at Bangalore on 29.3.1990. In April, 1994, was transferred to High Court at Madras and continued as Judge, till 27.12.1998. Was acting Chief Justice of High Court of Madras from 28.12.98 till 19.01.1999. Assumed office as Chief Justice of High Court of Rajasthan on 22.1.1999. Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India and assumed office on 15.3.2000. Retired on 11.1.2005. Present Address: 3, Safdargung Lane, New Delhi. Ph. 23012076 & 23012765.
    Mr. Justice Brijesh Kumar, born on June 10,1939 at Lucknow. After completing education, enrolled as an advocate in October, 1960 and started practice in the High Court ( Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court ). Appointed as a Standing Counsel for Union of India in the year 1979 and as Additional Chief Standing Counsel for the State of U.P. in the year 1983. Appointed as Judge of the Allahabad High Court on May 24, 1984 and as Acting Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court before appointment as Chief Justice of the Guwahati High Court on February 12, 1999. Assumed charge as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on October 19, 2000. Retired on 09/6/2004. Present Address: 2/85A, Vijay Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. (UP) Ph. 2394315.
    Bishwa Nath Agrawal, B.A., B.L. - was born on 15-10-1944. Enrolled as an Advocate in January, 1966. Practised mostly in Civil and Constitutional cases in the High Court at Patna. Appointed as Judge of the Patna High Court on 17-11-1986. Appointed as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court on 18-11-1999. Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 19th October, 2000. Retired on 15-10-2009(F.N).
    Mr. Justice P. VENKATARAMA REDDI - Born on 10.8,1940, Enrolled as an Advocae in 1962 at Hyderabad. Practicised in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh on Civil Side including wris. Also specialised in Taxation. Service and Company Law maters. Worked as Standing Counsel for Railways, Food Corporation, BHEL and other Public Sector Undertakings. Appointed Judge in the Andhra Praadesh High Court on 16.3.1990, was president of Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy and associated with NALSAR University as a Member of the Executive Committee. Appointed as Chief Justice of Karnataaka High Court on 21.10.2000. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 17.8.2001. Retired on 10.8.2005 (F.N.).
    Mr. Justice ASHOK BHAN - Born on 02.10.1943. Entered Legal Profession in 1965. Worked as part-time Lecturer in Faculty of Law, Punjab University from 1969 to 1979 and Additional Advocate General of Punjab from November, 1979 to March, 1980. Designated Senior Advocate in December, 1982. Worked as Senior Standing Counsel for the Chandigarh Administration from 1983 till his appointment as Judge on 13th June, 1990. Similarly, he was the Senior Counsel for the Department of Income Tax, Government of India from 1963 to 15th June, 1990. Appointed Judge in the Punjab & Haryana High Court on 15.6.1990. Transferred to Karnataka High Court on 7.10.1997. He was Acting Chief Justice from 26th June, 2000 to 20th October, 2000 in the Karnataka High Court. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 17.6.2001. Retired on 02.10.2008 (F.N.)
    Justice Dr. Arijit Pasayat, Born on 10.5.1944. Enrolled as an Advocate on 10.10.1968. Practised in Taxation, Commercial and Constitutional matters. Completed Articleship in Chartered Accountancy and passed Intermediate Chartered Accountancy Examination. Appointed as an Additional Judge in the Orissa High Court on 20.3.89. Appointed as Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court on September 20, 1999. Appointed as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 10th May, 2000. Appointed as Judge , Supreme Court of India on 19-10-2001. Retired on 10-05-2009(FN)
    Mr. Justice Singh B. P. , B. A. (Hons), LL. B.- Born on 09.07.1942. Enrolled as Advocate on 4th October, 1963. Practised in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional cases in the Supreme Court of India. Appointed Judge of the Patna High Court on 09.03.1987. Transferred to Karnataka High Court on 09.04.1990. Retransferred from Karnataka High Court to Patna High Court on 09.09.1991. Appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on 31.03.2000. Elevated as judge of the Supreme Court of India on 14.12.2001 Retired on 08/07/2007 (F.N.)
    Mr. Justice D.M. Dharmadhikari - Born on 14/08/1940 at Nagpur and educated at Betul, Nagpur and Indore. He is M.A. (English) and graduated law in First Class. Started legal practice in 1966-67 with his father Advocate Shri M. T. Dharmadhikari at Betul. Shifted to Jabalpur in 1967-68 and started parcticing in High Court under the guidance of Senior Advocate and Advocate General Mr. Yaswant Dharmadhikari and established his independent position as a leading lawyer. Appointed as Additional Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on 24/03/1989. Appointed as Permanent Judge of that High Court on 27/07/1990. Appointed as Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court on 25/01/2000. Appointed as Judge of Supreme Court of India on 05/03/2002. Retired on 14/08/2005 (F.N.)
    Mr. Justice H.K. Sema - Born on 01.06.1943. Did his graduation from St. Joseph College Darjeeling in the year 1967. Passed his LLB Examination from Govt.Law College, Bombay in 1970. Joined the Bar Council of Assam and Nagaland in 1971. Appointed as Junior Government Advocate, Nagaland in 1971 and continued in the same post up to 28.02.1975. In March 1975, started practice in the High Court as private practitioner. Appointed Assistant Advocate General, Nagaland from 16.11.1985. Appointed Judge in the Gauhati High Court on 24.05.1989. Appointed Acting Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court with effect from 05.04.2001. Transferred to High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and took oath on 07.06.2001 as Judge High Court of Jammu and Kashmir. Appointed Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir with effect from 23.08.2001. Appointed Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and took oath on 12.09.2001. Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 9th April, 2002 and Retired on 01.06.2008(F.N.). Appointed as Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court on 25/01/2000. Appointed as Judge of Supreme Court of India on 05/03/2002. Retired on 14/08/2005 (F.N.)
    Satya Brata Sinha, B.Sc., B.L., - Born on August 8, 1944 at Dhanbad. Passed his Matriculation examination from H.E. School, Dhanbad. Did his B.L from Chota Nagpur Law College in 1967. Joined the Dhanbad District Court in 1968 after which he shifted his practice to Ranchi after constitution of the Permanent Bench of the Patna High Court in 1976. Designated as Senior Advocate by the Patna High Court. Appointed as the first Government Advocate of the Ranchi Bench of the Patna High Court. Elevated to the Bench of Patna High Court on March 9, 1987. Transferred to the Calcutta High Court on May 11, 1994. Appointed Acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court in 1999. Appointed Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on December 11, 2000. Transferred to the Delhi High Court on November 26, 2001. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on October 3, 2002. Retired on August 8, 2009 (F.N.).
    Mr. Justice Arun Kumar, B.Com. (Hons.) , B.C.L., LL.M.(Delhi) and LL.M. Yale, USA was born on April 12, 1941. He was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi on July 15, 1964. Worked as Lecturer in Law at University of Delhi in 1965-66 and started practice in the Delhi High Court from 1967. Was elected as President of the HIGH COURT BAR ASSOCIATION during 1988-89. Was appointed as a permanent Judge in the Delhi High Court on July 13, 1990. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on December 2, 2001. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 3.10.2002. Retired on 12.4.2006 (F.N.)
    Mr. Justice B.N. Srikrishna Born on 21.05.1941 Graduated in Science and obtained LL.B and LL.M from the Government Law College and the University of Mumbai. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Bombay High Court on 23.12.1962 and specialized in the field of Labour and Industrial Law. Was designated as a Senior Advocate of Bombay High Court on 17.06.1987. Was a member of several professional associations, while at Bar. Was a life member of the Labour Law Practitioners, Bombay and The National Institute of Personal Management, Bombay. Was Hon. Member of the Western Region Committee of the Employers Federation of India, Bombay and Member of Industrial Relations Research Associaton, U.S.A and the International Bar Association, London. Appointed as Additional Judge of Bombay High Court on 30-7-1990 and as permanent Judge on 3-10-1991. Appointed, in January 1993, as one-man Commission to inquire into the riots and incidents in Mumbai during December 1992-January 1993. Invited by the U.N.H.C.R and I.A.R.L.J to attend a seminar and workshop in New Delhi in October 1999. Invited by the U.N.H.C.R and I.A.R.L.J to attend a seminar and workshop in Geneva and Berne in Switzerland in October 2000 on New Dimensions of Persecution and presented a paper on the Indian perspective, which is published in the journal of I.A.R.L.J. Invited to chair a session at the seminar organized by U.N.H.C.H.R, Geneva and the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India at New Delhi on the subject Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in November 2001. Appointed as Chief Justice of High Court of Kerala on 06-09-2001. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court on 3-10-2002. Retired on 21.5.2006(F.N.)
    Dr. Justice Lakshmanan, Arunachalam Chettair, B.A., B.L., - Born on March 22, 1942. He was enrolled as an Advocate on January 10, 1968 at Madras. He practiced in Civil Writs and Criminal matter both on Original and Appellate sides of the High Court. He also worked as Government Pleader of Tamil Nadu in the Madras High Court, and as Legal Adviser and standing counsel to several Banks and various other institutions. Nominated by the Government of Tamil Nadu as a Senior Advocate to impart training to selected Law Graduates belonging to the Backward Classes. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Madras High Court on June 14, 1990. He was transferred to the Kerala High Court on December 4, 1997. He was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court on May 29, 2000. Transferred as Chief Justice to the Andhra Pradesh High Court on November 26, 2001. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on December 20, 2002. Retired on March 22, 2007(F.N.)
    Mr. Justice Mathur, Govind Prasad Born on 19th January, 1943. Enrolled as an Advocate on 08-12-1964. Worked as Senior Standing Counsel for U.P. State Electricity Board, etc. Appointed Judge in the Allahabad High Court on 6-7-1990. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice in the Allahabad High Court on 25-11-2002. Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 20.12.2002. Retired on 19-01-2008(F.N.).
    Mr. Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, M.A.,L.L.B was born on August 7, 1943 . He was enrolled as an Advocate of the Rajasthan High Court on October 20, 1967 . He was appointed as Assistant Government Advocate and Deputy Government Advocate on August 2, 1969 and Government Advocate of Jodhpur from January 31, 1977 to July 12, 1978 . Appointed as Additional Advocate General in 1981. He was appointed as Additional Judge on July 13, 1985 and permanent Judge of the Rajasthan High Court on July 23, 1986 . He was transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court on February 18, 1994 . He was appointed as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court from February 3, 1996 . Transferred to the Calcutta High Court on December 22, 1999 . He was elevated as Judge , Supreme Court of India on June 7, 2004. Retired on August 7, 2008 (F.N)
    Mr. Justice C.K. Thakker, Judge, Supreme Court of India was born on November 10, 1943 at Mander near Porbandar in the State of Gujarat . His Lordship took primary education in Mander and Madhavpur, graduated from Bahauddin College , Junagadh and obtained LL.B. Degree from M.P. Shah Law College , Jamnagar . His Lordship obtained LL.M. Degree from Gujarat University , and started practice from 1968 in the High Court of Gujarat. His Lordship was appointed as Part-Time Lecturer in Law in Sir L.A. Shah Law College , Ahmedabad in 1970 and continued as such till His Lordship was elevated as a Judge of High Court of Gujarat on June 21, 1990 . His Lordship was elevated as the Chief Justice of High Court of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla on May 5, 2000 . His Lordship was transferred as the Chief Justice of High Court of Judicature at Bombay on 31st December 2001 . His Lordship was also Acting Governor of the State of Maharashtra from July to October 2002. His Lordship is appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on June 7, 2004 . JUSTICE C.K. THAKKER AS AUTHOR Justice Thakker is also an author. His Lordship has written several law books which have been appreciated in India, U.K. and U.S.A. His Lordship's "Lectures on Administrative Law" (Students' Edition) has been prescribed as a text book by various Universities at LL.B. and LL.M. level. Justice Thakker's "Civil Procedure" (Students' Edition) was warmly welcomed and highly appreciated by students, lawyers, law professors and scholars. Reviews of the book appeared in India, England and U.S.A. Justice Thakker's "Administrative Law" (Lawyers' Edition) was foreworded by Hon'ble Mr. Justice M. Hidayatullah, former Chief Justice of India. His Lordship in the foreword stated: "To write a book on administrative law as enforced in India is a very elaborate task but this has been performed by the author with great insight, industry and understanding. He has avoided pointing out the overstepping of the Constitution by the Supreme Court lawyers and Judges. I wish in India there was the lead of Lord Mansfield, Atkin, and Ried and most of Judges who wish to shine and who even depend upon the articles written by lawyers and professors, would learn from these Judges". He further stated; "All in all this is an excellent book, exhaustive and compelling and it will be a useful adjunct to the books on the subject written by English and American writers." In Interchapter, Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.D. Desai, the then Chief Justice, High Court of Judicature at Bombay described the book as "noteworthy for its treatment of the case law". He said, "A wide range is covered with the relevant English and American decisions also being referred. On each topic, all relevant decisions of Indian Courts, whether of the pre or post-independent era, have been digested and discussed. The author has not flinched from the expression of his candid views while discussing such decisions or offering criticism as regards views of the majority or minority, as the case may be, in different cases." Justice Desai concluded; "It has given me immense pleasure to have been invited to be associated with an outstanding and lasting contribution of a brother Judge which is sure to aid the growth and development of Administrative Law." The work was appreciated by Sir William Wade as also by Lord Denning. According to Sir William Wade, it is "thorough and scholarly". He found the book "most useful". In the words of Lord Denning, the book is "an excellent piece of work, both in analysis and research". Lord Denning proceeded to state, "Your contribution for India rivals that of Sir William Wade". His Lordship finally stated; "I am keeping it in a foremost place in my library because, even at my age of 93, I still consider many points of administrative law and I look forward to finding much help from your book." The Right Honourable Lord Templeman stated; "I marvel at your being able to find the time to produce a book which covers a very difficult subject in extremely great detail. We were rather late in this country in taking up administrative law and though we have forged ahead we are still very glad to be referred to authorities from India and the United States." Justice Thakker has revised "Law of Writs" by V.G. Ramachandran. The revised edition was dedicated to Lord Denning after approval from Lord Denning. The book was foreworded by a great Jurist, Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah, the then Chief Justice of India. His Lordship stated; "I am impressed by the comprehensive treatment of the main areas and sensitive touch on the grey areas". His Lordship also stated; "It is greatly satisfying to find that with all the preoccupations and responsibilities of the judicial office, Justice Thakker could spare time for such dedicated intellectual pursuits. This edition of Ramachandran's 'Law of Writs' has the imprint of the dedication of a fine man of law. I venture to hope that lawyers both as advocates and Judges benefit by Justice Thakker's refreshing scholarship." In reply-letter, Lord Denning stated; "I greatly appreciate your dedication of this volume to me and I regard it as a great honour that you should do so. I have been reading some of it already and I greatly admire all the work you have done in brining it up to date. You have done a magnificent work in bringing all this knowledge up to date and I am confident that it will be of the greatest use to all the Judges and lawyers of the great country of India, where the rule of law is still well maintained. I am keeping your volume by me and will refer to it whenever a question arises on these important matters. Through your book you have done much to preserve the rule of law and the doing of justice throughout the subcontinent of India." Justice Thakker has written "Code of Civil Procedure, 1908" (Lawyers' Edition). The said work is a treatise on the Code of Civil Procedure and it will be in five volumes. Two volumes containing substantive law (Sections 1 to 158) have already been published. The book is foreworded by Hon'ble Dr. Justice A.S. Anand, the then Chief Justice of India. In the foreword, he stated; "I can safely say that the present work on Code of Civil Procedure leaves nothing unexplained, which ought to have been explained. I am very impressed by the scholarly work of Justice Thakker." Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.B. Majmudar of the Supreme Court in "Introduction" observed; "The method adopted by the author in categorizing these topics by way of synopsis is very exhaustive and appropriate. At a glance such synopsis would give desired insight into the various nuances of sections concerned. To say the least, the aforesaid work of the learned author will go a long way in enabling all those concerned with trials in civil courts to effectively discharge their obligations towards the litigating public earlier at the Bar or on the Bench". Justice Thakker has also revised well-known work of "Law of Crimes" by Ratanlal and Dhirajlal, the Silver Jubilee Edition and Centenary Publication. The revised edition was dedicated to the sacred memory of Lord Macaulay, Founding Father of the Indian Penal Code. In "A Humble Foreword to a Classic's Centennial", Hon'ble Mr. Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer (Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India) stated; "A great book, like a celebrated scholar, deservedly commands admiration and good readership. And when the work is a classic and its centenary is sanctified by a silver edition authored by a judicial scholar, mere verbal encomium may not be adequate need. My pen does no exaggeration when I project Justice C.K. Thakker as a profound jurist, a scholarly Judge and an author the Denning mould, rare among the many the Bench wrapped in 'Lordly' robes". His Lordship also stated, "Justice Thakker is a lovely contrast, a sound scholar, free from the symptoms of what Lord Hailsham called 'judges disease'. Fine man, versatile jurist, humility on the bench, Justice Thakker's ability is notable. His revised edition of Ratanlal is a rich addition to Indian legal literature, like his other books under other titles. He is a wealth of learning, an expert jurisprudent who has risen to judicial statesmanship, an Indian Sir William Wade, a 'thorough and scholarly' penman truly distinguished in many dimensions of law, Thakker is a thinker who 'touched none which he did not adorn'. Butterworths India has undertaken a mega project "Halsbury's Laws of India" on the pattern of "Halsbury's Laws of England". It is in several volumes. One full volume contains "Civil Procedure". Justice Thakker was requested to contribute that volume which has been published recently. Retired on 10.11.2008(F.N.)
    Mr. Justice Peruvemba Krishna Iyer Balasubramanyan, B.Sc., B.L was born on August 28, 1942. He was enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council, Madras on October 5, 1964 and practiced in the Kerala High Court in Civil Law on the Appellate side and the Constitutional Law. He was appointed as Standing Counsel for Food Corporation of India and the State Bank of India. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court on June 4, 1992 and permanent Judge on March 10, 1993. He was appointed as Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court on December 5, 2001. Transferred as Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court with effect from 10.3.2003 and worked as such till 26.8.2004. Elevated as judge of the Supreme Court of India on 27/08/2004. Retired on 28th August, 2007(F.N.)
    Mr. Justice Prakash Prabhakar Naolekar, son of Late Prabhakar R. Naolekar, born on 29.06.1943 at Jabalpur, passed B.Com. in the year 1963 from Jabalpur University. Passed LL.B from Jabalpur University in the year 1965. Joined the Bar in December 1965 in the Chamber of Honble Mr. Justice A.P. Sen and later Honble Mr. Justice J.S. Verma, who later on, became the Judge/Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India. As an Advocate practiced in Civil, Criminal, Constitution, Company Labour & Service matters. Appointed Standing Counsel for Raipur University in 1983 and Standing Counsel of Madhya Pradesh High Court, Municipal Corporations and various Co-operative Societies in 1989. Father and Grand father were leading lawyers of MP High Court at Jabalpur. Belongs to third generation of Lawyers family. Functioned as Vice President of Madhya Pradesh High Court Bar Association from 1983 to 1989. Associated with Social Organisations, viz. Lions International Club, Sangeet Samaj, Educational Institutions. Interested in Classical Music and Sports. Elevated to Bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court as Permanent Judge on 15.06.1992. Transferred to Rajasthan High Court on 28.04.1994. Appointed as the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on 10.06.2002. On 28.7.2004 elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India and retired on 29.06.2008 (F.N.)
    Tarun Chatterjee, B.Sc., LL.B. was born on January 14, 1945. He was enrolled as an Advocate in 1970 and practiced in the High Court in Civil, Criminal and Revenue cases. He was appointed as a permanent Judge in the Calcutta High Court on August 6, 1990. Joined the Bar in the year 1970 and started practising in Calcutta High Court on Appellate jurisdiction and dealt with Civil and Constitutional matters. Appointed Judge in Calcutta High Court on 6.8.1990 Took oath as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court on January 31,2003. Married to Kumkum Chatterjee. His Lordship is son of late Hon'ble Mr. Justice Purshottam Chatterjee, former Judge, Calcutta High Court, who was also Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India. Shri Digambar Chatterjee, who was Judge of Calcutta High Court during the period of British Government was great grand father of His Lordship. Following his foot-steps, is son Shri Aniruddha Chatterjee practicing Advocate at Calcutta High Court. Appointed Judge of Supreme Court on 27th August, 2004. Retired on 14th January, 2010 (F/N).
    PROFILE Mr. Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta, B.A.,LL.B. Born on April 23, 1944 in Tehsil Jubbal, District Shimla. After graduation, obtained the Degree of LL.B. from Delhi University in the year 1970. Enrolled as an Advocate on July 22, 1970 . Practised in Service Matters, Constitutional, Administrative Law, Civil & Labour Law, Criminal Law and Taxation in the High Court of Himachal Pradesh. Held the position as Secretary of the High Court Bar Association during the year 1976-77 and Vice-President of the High Court Bar Association during the year 1986-87 and w.e.f. 15.07.1988 to 16.12.1988. Remained the President of the High Court Bar Association w.e.f. 17.12.1988 to 21.07.1989. Appointed as Deputy Advocate General of Himachal Pradesh on February 28, 1980 . Conducted cases on behalf of the State before the Central Administrative Tribunal and H.P. State Administrative Tribunal. During this period, he was also assigned duties and functions of the Advocate General from December 1988 to March 1989. Appeared as counsel for H.P. Vidhan Sabha before Lokayukta. Remained Vigilance Officer in the Department of Advocate General of Himachal Pradesh. He is a life member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Law Institute; Member of the Executive Council for the All India Law Institute (State Unit). Appointed Additional Judge of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh from August 20, 1991 and permanent Judge on July 28, 1995 . Held the office of Executive Chairman of the Himachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority since December 26, 1995 . Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on February 3, 2006 . Retired on April 23, 2009 (F.N.)
    B. Sudershan Reddy, B.A., LL.B., was born on July 8, 1946. He was enrolled as Advocate at Hyderabad with the Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh on December 27, 1971. He has practiced in Writ and Civil matters in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh. He worked as Government Pleader in the High Court during 1988-90. He also worked as Additional Standing Counsel for Central Government for a period of 6 months during 1990. He worked as Legal Adviser and Standing Counsel for Osmania University. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on May 2, 1995. He was appointed as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on 05.12.2005. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 12.01.2007. Retired on 8.7.2011 (F.N.)
    Born on 22nd August, 1946. Hailing from a Lawyers family Father, Mother, Wife, Son, Daughter-in-law and Brothers are all Lawyers. Matriculated from Chandrapur District of Maharashtra, topping in the District. Completed Graduation from Morris College, Nagpur in 1966. Completed Law Degree from the University College of Law, Nagpur. Practised at Nagpur in the High Court on Constitutional and Criminal sides. Was elected as a Joint Secretary and Secretary of the High Court Bar Association, Nagpur. Was also elected as a Member of Maharashtra Bar Council twice, i.e. in the year 1985 and 1991. Elevated as a Judge of Bombay High Court in 1992. Was incharge of Judicial Officers Training Institute, Nagpur as a Visiting Judge. Transferred to the Madras High Court in December, 1997 where as Senior Judge also held the post of Executive Chairman of the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority. Was instrumental in starting the Judicial Academy at Madras. Life Member of the World Wild Life Fund. Elevated as Chief Justice, High Court of Uttaranchal, vide Notification dated 16th July, 2004 and held office of Chief Justice, High Court of Uttaranchal from 25th July, 2004 to 19th March, 2005. Started Judicial Academy called Ujala. Co-opted as a Member of the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India, New Delhi. Was elected unopposed as a Member of the Governing Council of the India Law Institute, New Delhi from the Judges Constituency from 2004 to 2007. Assumed Office of the Chief Justice of the High Court at Calcutta on transfer from High Court of Uttaranchal at Nainital w.e.f. March 20, 2005. Started a Judicial Academy in West Bengal. Nominated by Bar Council of India to the General Council of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, for a term ending on July 28, 2007. Member of the General Council of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata w.e.f. March 20, 2005. Elevated to Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 12.1.2007. Retired on 21.08.2011 (F.N.)
    Harjit Singh Bedi, M.A., LL.B., was born on September 5, 1946. He was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana on July 17, 1972 and practiced in Criminal, Writ and other Civil matters. Was appointed a part time lecturer in Law in 1974 and continued as such till 1983. Was also Editor of Indian Law Reports Punjab and Haryana Services for about a decade. Was appointed Deputy Advocate General (Punjab) in 1983 worked as such till 1987. Made Senior Advocate in 1987. Was appointed Additional Advocate General Punjab till 1989. Was appointed Advocate General Punjab for about a year ending in 1990. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Punjab & Haryana High Court on March 15, 1991 and permanent Judge on July 8, 1992. He was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on 03.10.2006. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 12.01.2007. Retired on 05.09.2011 (F.N.).
    Hon'ble Dr. Justice Mukundakam Sharma - Born in Calcutta on 18th September, 1946. Matriculated from Don Bosco School, Guwahati; Pre-University education from Cotton College, Guwahati. B.A. from Ramjas College, Delhi and M.A. LLB degree, as well as Ph.D from Guwahati University. Enrolled as an Advocate under the Bar Council of Assam & Nagaland and practised in the Guwahati High Court. Panel Counsel for different Governments of North-Eastern States and also as the Standing Counsel for the State of Mizoram as well as the Indian Railways. Advocate General for the State of Mizoram from 28th April, 1988 to 7th February, 1989 and also for the State of Nagaland from April, 1992 to January, 1994. Associated with the Law Research Institute, Guwahati High Court in giving legal shape to the customary laws of the North Eastern Region. Was also a part time Lecturer (Evening Classes) in Law in Guwahati University from 1979 to 1990. Appointed as Judge of the Guwahati High Court and assumed office on 10th January, 1994. Transferred to Patna High Court and took oath on 14th February, 1994. Posted to Ranchi Bench and decided cases covering an extensive area of Commercial and Industrial Law. Subsequently during the same year transferred to the Delhi High Court and took oath of office on 12th December, 1994. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice on 28th November, 2006 and worked as such till 3rd December, 2006. Elevated as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court on 4th December, 2006. Elevated as the Judge of Supreme Court of India on 9th April, 2008. Associated with the project undertaken by Asian Development Bank in collaboration with the Government of India, Justice Department on India - Administration of Justice. Was the Chairman of the Projects Monitoring committee and was a Member of the Steering Committee. Visited Pakistan during the course of the Pilot Project. Participated in the conference organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation in cooperation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, in Washington DC, USA. Was Chairman of Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee and in that capacity associated with various projects of providing legal aid and has also participated in many seminars on legal aid. Has been the Patron-in-Chief of Delhi Legal Services Authority. Invited to attend the prestigious 5th International Judges Conference from 19th-21st April, 2009 and delivered a speech on Developing Judicial Issues. Visited Chengdu (China) in 2009 for the 2009 International Conference on Judicial Protection of IPR in China and delivered lectures on the various fronts of IPR Protection. Appointed by the Honble Chief Justice of India as the Chairman of the North Eastern Regional Committee, that has been entrusted with the primary task of sensitizing the North Eastern Region on legal issues and to bring about an awareness about the rights and duties of every individual. Had been the Chancellor of National Law University, New Delhi in the capacity of being the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and now has been appointed on the post of the Visitor, NLU Delhi. Retired on 18.09.2011 (F.N.).
    Honble Mr. Justice Markandey Katju was born on 20-9-1946 . He obtained first division in every examination he appeared for, from Senior Cambridge to LL.B. He stood first in the merit list in LL.B from Allahabad University in 1967. Thereafter, he practiced law in the Allahabad High Court specializing in Labour Law, Taxation and Writ Petitions. He has worked as Standing Counsel, Income Tax Department. He has also served as a Member, International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARIJ) and attended conference in Switzerland from 23rd to 28th October 2000 and various law related conferences in Delhi and elsewhere. He was elevated to the Bench of Allahabad High Court in 1991, and since then has given several landmark judgments. He was appointed Acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court in August 2004, Chief Justice of Madras High Court in November 2004, and Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in October 2005. Honble Mr. Justice Markandey Katju is keenly interested in academics, and has a wide range of interests, including Sanskrit, Urdu, History, Philosophy, Science, Sociology etc. apart from his interest in jurisprudence. He has written several books, such as Law in the Scientific Era, Interpretation of Taxing Statutes and Domestic Enquiry. His study of diverse subjects is reflected in his judgments, which are often unconventional and path breaking. Honble Mr. Justice Markandey Katju is the son of late Justice S.N.Katju, who was a former Judge of Allahabad High Court, and the grand son of late Dr K.N.Katju, former Union Home and Defence Minister, Governor of West Bengal and Orissa and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. His uncle Justice B.N.Katju was Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. Honble Mr. Justice Markandey Katju has got passionate love for Indian culture and his keen desire to unearth and bring to light the great intellectual achievements of our ancestors was the main motivating force in bringing out the book Mimansa Rules of Interpretation. Honble Mr. Justice Markandey Katju has pointed out in his lecture and articles (which have been published in Part I of the Mimansa Rules of Interpretation) that Mimansa Rules of Interpretation were one of the greatest and most remarkable achievements of our ancestors, but about which even the educated Indians are wholly ignorant today. As Chief Justice of Madras High Court, he gave a landmark judgment, Rama Muthuramalingam v. Dy.S.P, AIR 2005 Madras 1, on the constitutional question of inter se relationship between the Judiciary, the Legislature and the Executive in which His Lordship emphasized on judicial restraint and the impropriety of the judiciary encroaching onto the legislative or executive domain. His speech at the first anniversary of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court in which he said that the people have a right to criticize the judiciary as the people were supreme in a democracy, and all authorities including Judges were servants of the people, was hailed by Mr. Fali Nariman, the doyen of the bar, in a centre spread article in Indian Express. Honble Mr. Justice Markandey Katju was Elevated to Supreme Court on 10th April, 2006. Retired on 20.09.2011 (F.N.).
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice J.M. Panchal - Born on 06.10.1946. Did B.Com. from H.L. College of Commerce, Ahmedabad. Passed LL.B., Examination in 1972. Was awarded Gold Medals and several other prizes. Was appointed as Fellow in Sir L.A. Shah Law College, Ahmedabad. Enrolled as an Advocate in the High Court of Gujarat on 04.07.1972. Started practice as a Lawyer exclusively in High Court of Gujarat in 1972. Appointed as one of the Advocates to represent cases of the Western Railway before High Court of Gujarat. Was appointed as Assistant Government Pleader and Additional Public Prosecutor in the year 1976. Was appointed In-charge Government Pleader and Public Prosecutor High Court of Gujarat in the year 1990 before His Elevation. Conducted several Civil, Constitutional, Preventive Detention, Criminal and other cases. His father had also served the Judiciary. Elevated to the Bench of the Gujarat High Court as Additional Judge on 22.11.1990 and confirmed as Permanent Judge on 28.10.1994. Was appointed as President of Gujarat State Judicial Academy and president of Gujarat High Court Advocate Law Library. Was also appointed as one of the Members of General Council of Gujarat National Law University. Appointed as acting Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court on 16.07.2007. Took oath of the Office of the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on September 16, 2007. Took oath of the Office of Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 12.11.2007. Retired on 05.10.2011.
    Raju Varadarajulu Raveendran, B.Sc.,B.L., - was born on October 15, 1946. He was enrolled as an Advocate in March, 1968. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Karnataka High Court on February 22, 1993 and as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on July 8, 2004. Appointed as a Judge, Supreme Court of India on September 9, 2005. Retired on October 15, 2011(F.N.)
    Cyriac Joseph, B.Sc. B.L. Born at Kaipuzha in Kottayam District of Kerala State on January 28, 1947. Studied in St. Margarettes U.P. School, Kaipuzha; St. Georges High School, Kaipuzha; St. Thomas College, Palai; St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry and Law College, Trivandrum. Enrolled as an Advocate on October 12, 1968. Practised in the District Court at Kottayam and in the Kerala High Court at Ernakulam. Worked as High Court Government Pleader from 1976 to 1979 and as Liaison Officer and Senior Government Pleader in the High Court from 1979 to 1987. Served as Additional Advocate General, State of Kerala, from July 6, 1991 to July 5, 1994. Appointed as a permanent Judge of the Kerala High Court w.e.f. July 6, 1994. On transfer to the Delhi High Court, assumed office as Judge of the Delhi High Court on August 5, 1994. Transferred back to the Kerala High Court w.e.f. September 24, 2001. Appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Uttaranchal (now Uttarakhand) w.e.f. March 20, 2005. On transfer to Karnataka High Court, assumed office as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court on January 7, 2006. On appointment as Judge of the Supreme Court of India, assumed office as Judge, Supreme Court on July 7, 2008. Married to Smt. Biby. Blessed with four children. Retired on January 28, 2012 (F.N.)
    Born on 3rd February 1947, Justice Ganguly completed both M.A. in English in 1968 and LLB in 1970 from Calcutta University. In 1969, he started his career as a teacher in a school of which he was a student. Actually started practice in Calcutta High Court in 1972. Appointed a Permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 10th January, 1994. Immediately was transferred to Patna High Court and joined Patna High Court on 4th April, 1994. After being in Patna High Court for more than six years, was transferred to Calcutta High Court and joined the same on 1st August, 2000 and since then continued in Calcutta High Court. Ultimately became the senior most puisne Judge in Calcutta High Court from March, 2005. Twice functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. Transferred to Orissa High Court and joined Orissa High Court as the senior most puisne Judge on 21st April, 2006. Became Acting Chief Justice of Orissa High Court on 28.1.2007 and then took Oath as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court on 02.03.2007. Then became Chief Justice of Madras High Court on 19.05.2008. Appointed to Supreme Court of India as one of its judges on 17.12.2008. Retired on 03.02.2012 (F/N).
    * Justice Dalveer Bhandari has resigned his office of the Judge of the Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 27/4/2012 in pursuance of proviso(a) to clause (2) of article 124 of the Constitution of India. Elected to the post of Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). PROFILE Born on 1st October, 1947. After graduating in Humanities and Law on an international scholarship, he did Master of Laws from the Northwestern University, Chicago, USA. He also worked with the Northwestern Legal Assistance Clinic and appeared in Chicago Courts on behalf of the litigants of the said Clinic. On an International Fellowship, he visited Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Sri Lanka on an observational-cum-lecture tour on Legal Aid and Clinical Legal Educational Programmes associated with the Law Courts and Law Schools. He also worked on an International Project Delay in the Administration of Criminal Justice in India sponsored by the United Nations. He was a Member of a High Level Delegation which visited many places of the then USSR to study and comprehend Soviet Legal and Judicial System and its relevance for India He practiced in the Rajasthan High Court in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional branches of law from 1973 to 1976. During that period, he also taught as a part time lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Jodhpur University. He shifted to Delhi from Jodhpur in 1977 and practiced in the Supreme Court till his elevation to the Delhi High Court in March 1991. He was the Chairperson of the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee for several years. He was also the Chairperson of the Advisory Board of Delhi State of COFEPOSA and NSA for a number of years. He has been an Executive Member of the International Law Association, India Chapter since 1994. He was also the Chairperson of the Delhi Centre of the International Law Association for several years. He was invited to deliver a Key Note address in the International Conference organized by the United Nations on Intellectual Property at Auckland (New Zealand) in the year 2001. He was appointed as the Chief Justice of Maharashtra and Goa on 25th July, 2004. He took special interest in Computerization, Video Conferencing facilities, Legal Aid and Legal Literacy programmes and setting up of Mediation and Conciliation Centres all over the State of Maharashtra. He was instrumental in setting up the Information Centre for the Litigants in the Bombay High Court. He was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court on 28.10.2005. He has been appointed as the Chairman of the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee by a notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice. He has been appointed as the Chairman of Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee and has been supervising Mediation and Conciliation Programmes all over the country. He is the Chairman of the Selection Committee for appointing the Judicial and Administrative Members for the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. He is the Chairman of Selection Committee for appointing the Chairman and Members of the Railway Claims Tribunal. On 13th March, 2006, he was invited to address the International Conference on Judicial Education on Equality Issues in South Asia: What we have accomplished Together organized by the Asia Pacific Advisory Forum at Kathmandu (Nepal) On 13th January, 2007, he was invited to deliver a Key Note address on Gender Justice & Sensitization of Judiciary An Overview organized by the Asia Pacific Advisory Forum on Judicial Education on Equality Issues at Karachi (Pakistan). On 21st April, 2009, he was invited to deliver a Key Note address on Transnational Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights at the 5th International Judges Conference on Intellectual Property Law organized by the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation at Washington DC, USA. On 23rd April, 2009, he was invited to address the Faculty Members and the Students of the University on Supreme Court of India & Public Interest Litigation in a special function organized in his honour by the Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, U.S.A. He was nominated as a Member of 3rd High Level Indo-Australian Legal Forum Meet held on 9th - 10th November, 2011 at New Delhi which consisted of Chief Justices, Judges, Attorney Generals from India and Australia. He has been selected as one of the 16 most illustrious and distinguished alumnis in the 150 years (1859-2009) history of the Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, USA. He was unanimously elected as President of the India International Law Foundation in 2007. He is continuing in that position. He is a Member of the Governing Council of National Law School of India University, Bangalore since 2007. He is a Member of the Governing Council of the National Law University, Jodhpur since 2006. He was invited to participate in the deliberations and intense discussion at the 6th International Judges Conference on Intellectual Property Law at Brussels, Belgium from 23rd to 25th May, 2011. The Indian Society of International Law established in 1959 has conferred distinction of Honorary Life Membership of the Society. The Indian Society of International Law also conferred distinction of Professor Emeritus of the Academy of International law and Diplomacy of the ISIL. Tumkur University, Karnataka conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D) on Mr. Bhandari for his magnanimous contribution to law and justice. The Citation reads as under:- Man of Mettle and Integrity. An illustrious legal luminary of international repute. A pioneer in the implementation of novel innovative practices in the legal system of India. A Staunch Crusader for Gender Justice, Equality Rights and Intellectual Property Rights. The laurels and awards conferred on him in recognition of his yeoman service stand on the proud pedestal of his magnanimous contribution to law and justice are laudable. Osgoode Hall Law School, a leading Canadian University Law School has invited Justice Bhandari to be a distinguished visiting Professor in the fall of 2012.
    Honble Mr. Justice Deepak Verma. Born on 28.08.1947 at Jabalpur . He did schooling from Christ Church , Mahakaushal High School , Model High School and finally matriculation from Naveen Vidya Bhawan, Jabalpur . After matriculation, he had taken admission in B.Sc. in Government Science College, Jabalpur, but later on changed from Science to Arts and did B.A. from St. Aloysius College, Jabalpur. He completed LL.B. from Jabalpur University . He was enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1972. Practiced as such mainly on civil side till elevation in the year 1994 under his father late Shri R.P. Verma, who a great civil lawyer of his time. He was Administrative Judge of Indore till August, 2005. Thereafter, continued as Administrative Judge, High Court of MP, Jabalpur . He was additionally appointed as Welfare Commissioner, Bhopal Gas Victims to disburse the amount of compensation to the Gas Victims of Bhopal. Almost all the victims have been awarded compensation during his tenure except for those who are not traceable despite notices. He was transferred as Judge of the Karnataka High Court, Bangalore on 02.01.2008. He was senior most Judge there. He was elevated as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on 04.03.2009. Took oath as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on 06.03.2009. He was elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 11.05.2009.
    Justice Swatanter Kumar, B.A., LL.B. - Born 0n 31.12.1947. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Delhi Bar Council on 12.7.1971. Practiced in various High Courts and the Supreme Court. Served as an Additional District & Sessions Judge in the Himachal Pradesh High Court from February, 1983 till his resignation in October, 1983, and thereafter resumed practice at New Delhi. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 10.11.1994. Transferred to Punjab and Haryana High Court on 30.11.1994. Appointed permanent Judge on 30.11.1995. Transferred to Delhi on 4.10.2004. Appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on 31.3.2007. Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 18.12.2009. Due to retire on 19.12.2012 (A/N).
    Honble Mr. Justice D.K. Jain - Born on January 25, 1948 . Enrolled as an Advocate at Delhi on August 9, 1974 . Practised on revenue, civil and constitutional sides in various Courts and Tribunals. Appointed as Special Prosecution Counsel for Income-Tax Department in 1983. Appointed as Additional standing Counsel for Income-Tax Department from January 2, 1986 and Senior Standing Counsel from September 1, 1987 and handled all types of civil and criminal cases. Appointed as an Additional Judge of High Court of Delhi on March 19, 1991 and became permanent Judge on January 23, 1992 . Appointed as Member of the State Advisory Boards under the National Security Act, 1980, Prevention of Black marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act, 1980, Prevention of Illicit Trafficking Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1988 and as Member of the State Advisory Council under the Punjab Security of State Act, 1953 as extended to the National Capital Territory of Delhi on December 6, 1994. Appointed as Member of the Central advisory Board under the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act, 1974 on October 5, 1995 and then its Chairman on November 8, 2001 . Appointed as Chief Justice of High Court of Punjab and Haryana on March 11, 2005 . Elevated as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 10.4.2006. Retired on 24.01.2013.
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice Aftab Alam was born in Patna on April 19th, 1948 where he completed his School and College Education. Enrolled as an Advocate on 27.03.1973. He practised in the Patna High Court mainly in Labour, Service and Constitutional Law Cases. Worked as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel in Patna High Court from September 7, 1981 to September 6, 1985. He was designated as Senior Advoate by the Patna High Court at a relatively young age, on February 1, 1984. He was appointed as Judge of the Patna High Court on July 27, 1990. Was transferred to the Jammu & Kashmir High Court, where he was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice on 06.06.2007. He was elevated to the Supreme Court and assumed office on 12.11.2007. Besides Law, Justice Alam is deeply interested in Classical Urdu and Persian Poetry and studies in Sufism. Retired on 18th April, 2013 (F.N.)
    Hon'ble Mr. Justice G.S. Singhvi was born at Jodhpur on 12.12.1948 as son of Mr. M.M. Singhvi Graduated in the year 1968 from Jodhpur University passed LL.B. Examination in the year 1971 with Gold Medal from Rajasthan University. Joined the legal profession on 28.07.1971 under Shri Marudhar Mridul . Practiced in Rajasthan High Court at Jedhpur till June, 1977 and shifted to Jaipur on creation of High Court Bench at Jaipur. Mainly practiced in Constitutional Law but conducted criminal cases as amicus curiae. He represented the State Government in special cases and almost all the Universities of Rajasthan, various Public Corporations, Educational Institutions and Local Authorities before the High Court. He was elevated to the Bench of Rajasthan High Court on 20.07.1990. He was transferred to Punjab and Haryana High Court on 28.04.1994, and thereafter as Judge of the Gujarat High Court on 28.02.2005. He was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh on 27.11.2005. Elevated to the Supreme Court and assumed Office on 12.11.2007. Retired on 12th December, 2013 (F.N.)
    Born on 10.3.1949 at Baroda. Studied at Bal Mohan Vidya Mandir, Ramnarain Ruia College, Govt. Law College and University of Mumbai at Mumbai. M.A with Economics and Political Science, LL.M. with Constitutional and International Law. Obtained 1st Rank at the LL.M. examination in the University of Mumbai. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra, on 20.1.1973, practiced in Civil, Constitutional, Labour and Service Laws and specialized in Industrial and Service matters. Worked as part-time Professor of Law at the Government Law College, Mumbai during 1977-84. Worked as an Assistant Government Pleader to the State of Maharashtra in the Bombay High Court on the Original as well as Appellate Sides during 1984 to 1989. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on 20.1.1994 and immediately on appointment transferred to the Gujarat High Court on 4.2.1994. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Gujarat High Court on 23.1.1995. He was transferred back to the Bombay High Court on 25.2.1999. Became Acting Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on 7.1.2007. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on 7.3.2007 and transferred to Madras High Court on 9.3.2009. Elevated to the Supreme Court of India on 30.4.2010.
    Hon'ble Mrs. Justice Gyan Sudha Misra has assumed the charge of the office of Judge, Supreme Court of India on 30th April, 2010 (FN). Retired on 127.04.2014 (F.N.)
    Born on 15.05.1949, Justice Radhakrishnan had his education at Cochin. Enrolled as Advocate on December 8, 1973, Justice Radhakrishnan practised in the High Court of Kerala and Subordinate Civil Courts at Ernakulam. Justice Radhakrishnan had functioned as a Standing Counsel for a number of educational and social organizations. Justice Radhakrishnan was Standing Counsel for Cochin University of Science and Technology, State Bank of India, State Bank of Travancore, Kerala State Cooperative Rubber Marketing Federation and State Trading Corporation of India and so on. Justice Radhakrishnan obtained Master's Degree in Law in Administrative Law from the Cochin University of Science and Technology and also Post Graduate Diploma in Constitutional Law from ICPS, New Delhi. He was a member of Faculty of Law, Cochin University of Science and Technology and Fellow of ICPS, New Delhi besides having functioned as Research Scholar under Dr. S. N. Jain, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. Justice Radhakrishnan was appointed as Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court on May 17, 1995 and Permanent Judge on January 16,1996. Justice Radhakrishnan has also remained as President of Kerala Judicial Academy, Chairman, Lakshdweep Legal Services Authority, Former Chancellor, National University of Legal Studies (NUALS), Executive Chairman of Indian Law Institute, Kerala Branch and Chairman, Governing Council of Indian Law Reports. Justice Radhakrishnan was acting Chief Justice of High Court of Kerala from March 19, 2005 till April 27, 2005, from January 1, 2006 to January 22, 2006 and from January 24, 2007 to May 17, 2007. Elevated as Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and assumed charge of office on 07-01-2008 and also functioned as Patron-in-Chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Legal Services Authority. Justice Radhakrishnan had assumed charge as the Chief Justice of High Court of Gujarat on 04.09.2008 and functioned as the Member of General Council of the Gujarat National Law University and also Patron-in-Chief of Gujarat State Legal Services Authority, Gujarat State Judicial Academy and Gujarat High Court Mediation Centre. Justice Radhakrishnan has rendered many path-breaking decisions on all branches of law and has also participated in a number of National and International Conferences. Elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 17th November 2009. Retired on 14.05.2014 (F.N.)
    Shri Justice Ananga Kumar Patnaik was born on 03.06.1949. He is son of late Shri Gopal Chandra Patnaik, a leading businessman with great repute in Orissa. He had his schooling at Rajkumar College, Raipur. He was awarded prize for the "Best All Round Conduct and Leadership" in School. He had higher education from Delhi University with Honours in Political Science and obtained Law Degree from Madhusudan Law College, Cuttack. He was selected by the Rotary Foundation in Group Study Exchange Programme in 1976 and went to New Jersey, U.S.A. for study of institutions of America and its people. He was enrolled with the State Bar Council of Orissa on 28.03.1974. He practiced in the High Court, Subordinate Courts and Tribunals in Orissa and also appeared many a times before the Supreme Court of India. He practiced in different branches of law with specialization in Commercial Law and Constitutional Law. He was the Standing Counsel for the Orissa State Road Transport Corporation from 02.05.1989 to 01.09.1990 and has been the Senior Standing Counsel for the Commercial Taxes Organization, Government of Orissa from 22.09.1990 to 12.01.1994. He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Orissa on 13.01.1994 and on transfer assumed charge as Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 07.02.1994. He became a permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court in 1995. After rendering valuable services for eight years as a Judge in the Gauhati High Court, he again assumed charge as a Judge of Orissa High Court on 15.04.2002. He was the senior most Puisne Judge of the Orissa High Court and was the Executive Chairman of the Orissa State Legal Services Authority. He was also the Chairman of Orissa Judicial Academy. He was appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Chhattisgarh on 14.03.2005. On transfer, assumed charge as Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on 02.10.2005. Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India, on 17.11.2009. Due to retire on 03.06.2014 (F/N). Has been nominated by the Chief Justice of India as the Visitor of the National Law University, Orissa, and as the Visitor of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal. Has been conferred with the degree of Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa) by the Utkal University on 02.03.2012. Has been nominated by the Chief Justice of India as the Chairman of the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee. Has been nominated by the Chief Justice of India/President, Indian Law Institute, as the Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Law and Allied Subjects for the project of the Indian Law Institute on Restatement of Indian Law. Retired on 02.06.2014 (F.N.)
    Born on June 7, 1949. Educated in England from the age of 12 years. Obtained LLB Degree from the University of London in 1972 and did Bar-at-Law from Middle Temple Inn, London in the year 1975. Practised Law in England from 1975 to 1977. Was Enrolled as an Advocate of the Punjab & Haryana High Court on April 28, 1977. Practised in the District Courts at Chandigarh, Departmental Authorities, Central Administrative Tribunal, set up in Chandigarh in the year 1985. Primarily practiced in the High Court of Punjab & Haryana, specializing in Constitutional and Writ matters. Was Standing Counsel to numerous Nationalised Banks, Government Corporations, Universities and had considerable work in the field of Service and Industrial Law. Was designated as Senior Advocate in November, 1989. Government of Punjab appointed him as an Additional Advocate General on October 13, 1995. Was elevated to the Bench of High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh, as an Additional Judge on April 8, 1996. Was transferred as an Additional Judge of the High Court at Bombay on April 26, 1996. Was appointed Puisne Judge of the High Court at Bombay on April 3, 1998. Transferred back to the High Court of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh and assumed charge on August 7, 2000. Was appointed as Chairman of Advisory/NSA Board of Punjab on 7.2.2006. Remained as Acting Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh w.e.f. 3.10.2006 to 28.11.2006. Was appointed as Executive Chairman of Punjab State Legal Services Authority on 3.11.2006. Assumed the charge of office of the Chief Justice of the High Court at Calcutta on March 7, 2007. Elevated as a Judge to the Honble Supreme Court of India on November 17, 2009. Unanimously elected as a Master of the Bench (Bencher), the Honble Society of the Middle Temple, London on October 11, 2011. Appointed as Chairman, Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee of Supreme Court in 2012. Retired on 06.06.2014 (F.N.)
    Name :Honble Dr. Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan Source :Bar Date of Birth:02/07/1949 Initial Joining:05/04/1995 Date of Retirement:01/07/2014 Passed B.Sc., in the year 1970 from Meerut University in first division. Graduated in Law in the year 1974 from Banaras Hindu University in first division. Awarded foreign scholarship and was awarded Ph.D. by Victoria University , Manchester (U.K.) in the year 1979. Enrolled as an Advocate in April, 1974. Practiced in Supreme Court and Delhi High Court in Civil, Criminal, Commercial Taxes and Services Matters. Worked as Counsel for the Government of Uttar Pradesh and NOIDA in Supreme Court. Elevated as permanent Judge of the Allahabad High Court on April 05, 1995. Transferred to Rajasthan High Court in July, 1997. Again transferred to Allahabad High Court in March, 2003. Appointed as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court in July, 2008. Elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 11.5.2009. Retired on 01.07.2014 (F.N.)
    Honble Mr. Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad. Born on 15.07.1949 at Patna in the State of Bihar. Had School education at Patna High School, from where he passed Secondary School Examination. Graduated in Science Magadh University. Graduated in Law from Patna University. Enrolled as an Advocate on November 27, 1973. Practiced in Civil, Constitutional, Criminal and Service matters at Patna High Court. Designated as Senior Advocate on July 17, 1989. Appointed as the Additional Advocate General of the State Bihar on 14.12.1993, which office he held till his elevation. Held various offices including the office of the Vice-President of the English Speaking Union of Commonwealth. President of the Patna Golf Club. Elevated as permanent Judge of the Patna High Court on November 08, 1994. Transferred to Madhya Pradesh High Court on November 21, 1994. Transferred back to Patna High Court on September 10, 2001. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court from March 03, 2008 to May 12, 2008 and from December 17, 2008 to March 15, 2009. Took oath as the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on March 20, 2009. Elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on February 08, 2010. Retired on 14.07.2014 (F.N.)
    Hon'ble Mrs. Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai was born on October 30, 1949. Passed Bachelor of Arts from the Elphinstone College in 1970 and Bachelor of Laws from the Government Law College, Bombay in 1973. Joined the legal profession on July 30, 1973. She worked as a junior of Justice Pratap when he was at the bar where she got opportunity to appear in several civil and criminal matters. She also worked with her father Shri S.G. Samant who was an eminent criminal lawyer. She was appointed as Government Pleader in 1979. She was appointed as Special Public Prosecutor for preventive detention matters in 1986. She was appointed to the post of Government Pleader, Appellate Side, High Court of Bombay on November 1, 1995. She was elevated to the Bench of Bombay High Court on April 15, 1996. She was elevated as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 13.09.2011. Retired on 29.10.2014 (F.N.)
    Mr. Justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya born on 15th March, 1950, is the son of Late Sarojendu Mukherjee who was himself a leading practitioner specially in Service law in Patna High Court. He passed B.Sc. examination in 1971 from Magadh University. He obtained his LL.B Degree in 1979 from Patna University. Enrolled as an Advocate on 18th May 1979 and practised at Patna and Ranchi Bench of Patna High Court in Constitutional, Service, Civil and Criminal matters. He was designated as Senior Advocate in February, 1993. Appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Patna High Court on 8th November, 1994. As a Judge, decided several important civil and Constitutional cases including deciding the vires of Bihar Panchayat Raj Act, 1993, wherein held that the limit of reservation of 50% as upheld by the Supreme Court of India, is equally applicable, so far as article 243D and/ or Panchayat Raj Act is concerned. Also held in the said judgment that reservation for the seat of "Mukhiya" or "Pramukh" or "Adhyakchh", reservation of solitary post amounts to 100% reservation which is not permissible. The permissible limit being 50%, therefore no reservation can be made for Mukhiya/Pramukh/ Adhyakchh. By notification dated 14th November, 2000 became the Judge of the Jharkhand High Court w.e.f. 15th November 2000. Functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court from 26.8.2004 to 1.3.2005, 8.9.2005 to 3.12.2005 and 10.6.2006 to 28.8.2006. Transferred to Madras High Court on 31.08.2006. Functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Madras High Court from 09.05.2008 to 18.05.2008. Mr. Justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya assumed charge as the Chief Justice of High Court of Gujarat on 09.12.2009. Elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 13th September 2011. Retired on 14.03.2015 (F.N.)
    Born on 31st December 1950. Attended St. Xavier's School, Delhi and passed the ISC in the First Division. Graduated from St. Stephen's College with Honours in History. Attained First Division in LL.B from Faculty of Laws, Delhi University, and was awarded the First Prize in Moot Court and Silver Medal in Labour Laws. Captained Faculty Teams in Basketball and Tennis and was chosen Sports Secretary. Practiced in all the Courts in Delhi, although primarily in the High Court of Delhi. Handled civil, arbitration and commercial disputes. Had a special interest and consultancy on minority rights. Member - 7th and 8th Synod, Church of North India; Delhi Diocesan Council, CNI; New Delhi YMCA, Board of Directors. Board of Governors St. Stephen's College, Delhi; Bishop Cotton School Shimla; Queens Mary's School, Delhi; St. Stephen's Hospital, Tis Hazari, Delhi; Philadelphia Hospital, Ambala. Managing Committees of several other Christian Institutions. Pursued special interest and consultancy on Minority rights in India. Core Member of the Inter Denomination Committee under aegis of the Catholic Bishop's Conference of India for recommendations of amendments to the Personal Laws relating to Christians in India. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 7th July 1999. Appointed permanent Judge on 30.10.2000. Member of the Malta Judicial Conference under the auspices of the Hague Convention; Addressed the South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulation Workshop organized by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission during August 3-4, 2002; Invited by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) to the Regional Expert Conference on Harmonized Development of Legal and Regulatory Systems for E-commerce in Asia and the Pacific: Current Challenges and Capacity Building Needs at Bangkok, Thailand from July 7-9, 2004; Participated in the 'Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) Session on enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights' from 18th to 21st September 2007 at Alexandria, Virginia, organized by United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); Invited by the Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom to the opening of Machaelmas Sittings on 1st October 2007; Sessions Chairman of the Third Malta Judicial Conference on Cross-frontier Family Law Issues from 22nd to 29th March 2009 organized in Malta by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Addressed the 'International Family Justice and Judicial Conference for Common Law and Commonwealth Jurisdiction', held from 4th to 7th August 2009 at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, England; Member of International Association of Family Judges. Addressed International Judicial Conference on Cross-Border Family Relocation held in Washington D.C. from 23-25 March 2010; and addressed the '3rd Meeting of the Working Party on Mediation in the Context of the Malta Conference' held on 11th & 12th May 2010 at Gatineau, Canada. As a Member of the Planning Committee of the Common Law-Commonwealth Conference 2009 addressed the Conference in Hyderabad in February 2011. Co-Moderator in the Conference on Mediation organized in association with Hong Kong Mediation Council and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. First Chairperson of Delhi High Court Arbitration Centre and in this capacity was involved in its establishment as well as its operation. Member, National Legal Services Authority and Executive Chairman, Delhi Legal Services Authority. Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal declaring Deendar Anjuman as an unlawful Association in the year 2003. Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal declaring Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) as an unlawful Association in the year 2008 and thereafter in 2010. Member, Indian Society of International Law. Member, India International Law Foundation, New Delhi. On 12.09.2011 appointed as Acting Chief Justice High Court of Karnataka and assumed office as Chief Justice, High Court of Karnataka on 24th December 2011. Took oath as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 24th December 2012. Retired on 30.12.2015 (F.N.)
    His Lordship was born on 13th February, 1951 in a middle class family. He completed his initial education from Ranchi Zila School in the year 1967. After obtaining his bachelor degree in Science from Ranchi University, he pursued his Degree in Law and obtained degree with 1st Class Distinction (Gold Medalist) in the year 1974, which was a rare phenomenon in those days. He started practice in the year 1975 in Civil Court and specialized in civil side. By virtue of his resourceful skills and unique talent, he was named standing counsel for almost all the banks, insurance companies and financial institutions. He shifted his practice to Ranchi Bench of Patna High Court in the year 1988. He was appointed as a Government Pleader in the year 1990, and was later appointed as Government Advocate in Ranchi Bench of Patna High Court in the year 1993. In a short span of time, he rose to top ranks. Almost all Institutions appointed him as their standing counsel including Universities, Electricity Board, Housing Board. His profound knowledge of law and unfaltering courage, led to his elevation to the Bench and he became Judge of Patna High Court on 9th May, 1996 and on 15th November, 2000 he became a Judge of the Jharkand High Court. In 2003, he was nominated by the Honble Chief Justice of India as one of the members of Ravi and Beas Water Tribunal (Water Dispute between Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan). He also held the post of Chairman, Jharkhand Human Rights Commission and Executive Chairman of Jharkhand State Legal Services Authority. Was also Judge-In-charge of Judicial Academy, Jharkhand. He was also appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court. His outstanding blend of scholarship as an efficacious speaker is evident on the various papers he had presented on variegated facets of law. His methodical, incisive and focus mind reflects on the judgments he had delivered on different aspects of law, namely, Administrative law, Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Labour Laws, Motor Vehicles Act, Personal Laws, Service Laws, etc. His stand with respect to the concept of domicile in Prasant Vidyarthy & Anr. vs. State of Jharkhand & Ors reported in 2003 (1) JCR 3 is a landmark judgment in upholding constitutional jurisprudence. His vision with respect to Womens right of personal liberty can be seen from a historical judgment delivered in Ranjana Verma vs. State of Jharkhand & others reported in 2006 (4) JCR 1 in which he allowed the minor girl to live with her husband and held the earlier view taken by Division Bench as per incuriam, which was also affirmed by the Supreme Court. Apart from that, he also has to his credit of holding innumerable Lok Adalats. His Lordship was elevated as Chief Justice of the Chartered High Court of Judicature at Madras on 11.6.2010 and was at the helm of affairs of Judiciary in the State of Tamil Nadu till 21.12.2012. After serving as a High Court Judge, as also the Chief Justice, for almost 16 years, His Lordship was elevated to the highest court of the country and became a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 24.12.2012. Retired on 12.02.2016 (F.N.)
    Hon'ble Thiru. Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla. The learned Judge is the son of Late Thiru. Justice M. Fakkir Mohamed and was born on 23.07.1951. He hails from Karaikudi, Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu and was enrolled as an Advocate on 20.08.1975. He was an active Labour Law Practitioner as Partner of the Lawyer's Firm called M/s. T.S. Gopalan & Co., and appeared for various Public and Private Sector Undertakings, Nationalised and Scheduled Banks. He was the Standing Counsel for the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board. On 02.03.2000, His Lordship was appointed as Permanent Judge of the Madras High Court. After assumption of office, the learned Judge has rendered very many landmark Judgments. In one case relating to election to a local body, namely, the Chennai City Corporation, sitting in a Division Bench, the learned Judge rendered a dissenting Judgment holding that the election in respect of 99 wards was liable to be set aside. The matter was referred to a third Judge and the third Judge also confirmed the view of Justice F.M.Ibrahim Kalifulla. Enthralled by the verdict of the learned Judge, there was widespread appreciation from all quarters. To quote a few, there was an article written by a retired conscientious bureaucrat of the Indian Administrative Service, which would be of worth mentioning. The said article appeared in NEWS TODAY dated 13.1.2007 under the caption A MOMENT OF INFAMY FOR TAMILNADU GOVERNMENT. It will be appropriate to quote what the author said in his article. Through his judgment, Mr. Justice Kalifulla has given cubic content to the immortal words of Justice Felix Frankfurter: Judges are not merely the habitations of bloodless categories of the law which pursue their pre-destined ends. Instead of taking a sterile, bloodless and neutrally neutral view between good and evil, he has categorically declared: He has referred to the word of caution given by the Supreme Court of India to the effect that successful candidates who had resorted to foul methods should not be allowed to reap the benefits. He has also stated that he was convinced that there was an extreme and extraordinary situation, which warranted an extraordinary remedy in view of the magnitude of the situation. He has concluded that it would be wholly inappropriate if fresh elections were not ordered to a majority of the wards. By his verdict setting aside the civic elections in 99 wards out of 155 wards, Mr. Justice Kalifulla has demonstrated that another great American Judge and Jurist Benjamin N Cardozo (1870-1938) was absolutely right when he stated: The great tides and currents which engulf the rest of men, do not turn aside in their course, and pass the judges by. Appreciating the uncompromised stand taken by the learned Judge on the Corporation Polls, the Editor of the Madras Law Journal has expressed his view in the following words, which is reported in (2007) 1 MLJ Page 1, which read as under: Whatever be the ultimate majority opinion that might emerge, it fills us with pride that a judge obtains a special eulogical mention in the Press for what it perceives to be correct decision. Praiseful references are made in obituary columns of farewell occasions. When they come, when the judge is still in the Bench, not merely from a lawyer, who may have an axe to grind, but from the press, it is a defining moment for the judiciary itself. One other landmark judgment delivered by the learned Judge was relating to introduction of Vedic Astrology as a course of Scientific study in the Indian Universities which had the seal of approval of the Supreme Court. When a challenge was made in the High Court in a writ petition, the learned Judge declined to interfere with the move of the State. In the Judgment reported in 2004-4-L.W.195 (Dr.K.Natarajan, Director, Dr.K.N..Study Centre for Humanism V. The Union of India represented by its Secretary to the Human Resources Department, New Delhi and another), the learned Judge expressed his views in the following words: ..The very purpose of imparting education is to gain knowledge and also education is stated to be the teacher of a teacher. Therefore, there should be every scope for making a study on very many subjects in order to enrich ones craving for knowledge. Any such attempt from any quarters in furtherance of that pursuit, in my opinion should not, therefore, be stultified. By introducing the subject of Vedic Astrology either as a science subject or as an arts subject or under any other category, it will have to held that the same would only help the pupil to gain knowledge in that particular subject. When it is for the pupil concerned to select any particular field or subject in furtherance of his future career, merely because the subject has got its basic origin traceable to some cult, it cannot be held that the same would only result in propagation of a particular religion. On that footing, it cannot be held that there should be a ban on introduction of that subject as a course of scientific study. The said view of the learned Judge was approved by the Honble Supreme Court when a similar challenge came up for consideration before the Honble Supreme Court. It is also reported in 2004-4 L.W.197. While approving the view of the Learned Judge, the Honble Supreme Court referred in detail the point of view expressed by the Learned Judge in paragraph 16 of the judgment. Transferred to High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and assumed charge of Office on 24.02.2011. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 07.04.2011. Took oath as Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 18.09.2011. Elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 2nd April, 2012. Retired on 22nd July, 2016.
    Honble Thiru Justice C. NAGAPPAN hails from Karur. He was born on 4th October, 1951 and had his school education at Karur. He did his Pre-University Course in St.Josephs College, Trichy and completed his B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry at Madura College, Madurai. He studied Law Course in Madras Law College and secured Third Rank in the Final University Examination in April, 1974. He did his M.L. Course in Criminal Law and secured First Rank in 1977. He practiced as Junior Advocate under Sri K.PARASARAN, Former Attorney General of India. He was a Part-Time Professor in Madras Law College for 7 years. He was directly recruited as District and Sessions Judge in 1987 and worked as District and Sessions Judge at Cuddalore, Salem and Coimbatore. Thereafter, he worked as the Special Officer, Vigilance Cell, Madras High Court. He was elevated as a Judge of The Madras High Court on 27.9.2000 and appointed as a permanent Judge on 20.09.2002. He was then further elevated as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court and sworn in on 27.02 2013. He was appointed as a Judge of The Supreme Court of India and sworn in on 19.09.2013. Retired on 03rd October, 2016.
    Born on 06.10.1951 at Peddur, Chikkaballapor District in Karnataka State as son of late Shri D. Venkate Gowda and Smt. Subbamma. Did his B.Sc. from First Grade College, Chintamani in 1971-72 under Mysore University and LL.B. from SJRLC Bangalore in 1975. Enrolled as an Advocate on 14.11.1975 and joined the chambers of Sri K. Subba Rao and Sri S.C. Reddy, Senior Advocates, Bangalore. Started independent practice from 1979 at Bangalore in the High Court, Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals, Civil Courts and Criminal Courts and handled Constitutional matters, Writ Petitions and cases relating to labour, service, civil, co-operative society matters, land reforms, criminal, matrimonial and all other civil matters. Appeared for several Trade Unions, All India Associations etc. Part-time Asstt. Professor in V.V. Puram Law College from 1983-1991, taught Mohammedan Law and Labour Law. Part-time Asstt. Professor, University Law College, Bangalore in 1986-1987. Worked as Standing Counsel for Bangalore Mahanagara Palike from 1983 to 1993 and again in 1995 till elevation as Additional Judge of Karnataka High Court and also as Standing Counsel for Karnataka Public Service Commission, Bangalore. Was Member of the Karnataka State Bar Council and Chairman of Enrolment Committee till elevation as Additional Judge of Karnataka High Court. Elevated as an Additional Judge of Karnataka High Court on 11.06.1997 and became permanent Judge on 03.06.1999. Also functioned as Executive Chairman of Karnataka State Legal Services Authority appointed by His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka with effect from 23.06.2006 to 23.03.2010 and also as a Member of the National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi from 07.01.2009 to 6.1.2011. Sworn in as Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court, Cuttack on 25.03.2010. Elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 24.12.2012. Retired on 05th October, 2016.
    Born on 13.11.1951. Grandfather Late Krishna Kumar Singh of Village Narendrapur, P.S. Ander, District Saran (now Siwan), Bihar had a modest Zamindari. Father Late Shambhu Prasad Singh, retired as a senior most Judge of Patna High Court in January, 1979. Uncle, late Uma Kant Pd. Singh became a martyr in front of Patna Secretariat during Quit India Movement in August 1942. Maternal grandfather Late B.P. Sinha was Chief Justice of India from 1959 to 1964. Completed schooling from Sainik School Tilaiya, Graduation in Political Science from Patna College, Post Graduation from Patna University and LL.B. from Patna Law College, all in First Division. Enrolled as an Advocate on March 17, 1977 and designated Senior Advocate on January 17, 1990. Practised in Patna High Court in Civil, Criminal, Service and Constitutional matters. Served as counsel for Bihar State Electricity Board for several years. Elevated as permanent Judge of Patna High Court on December 29, 1998. Also served as Executive Chairman of Bihar State Legal Services Authority from March 07, 2006 to October 16, 2012. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court in May 2009 for about four months, again in September 2009 for about same period and for the third time in May 2010 for a lesser period. Transferred to Allahabad High Court and took oath on October 17, 2012. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on November 20, 2012 and as Chief Justice on February 04, 2013. Elevated to Supreme Court on September 19, 2013. Retired on 11th November, 2016 (FN)
    Born on 19.11.1951. Did B.Com., LL.M., A.C.A.(Chartered Accountant). Was Recipient of National Scholarship for LL.M., Studies. Enrolled as an Advocate on 25.07.1976. Was Solicitor to the Govt. of Gujarat and Additional Govt. Pleader, Gujarat High Court from April, 1986 to August, 1994 for conducting its matters arising under labour laws and service matters. Appeared before the High Court for several statutory bodies like Gujarat Public Service Commission, GEER and for several District Panchayats. Was part-time Lecturer in Sir L.A. Shah Law College from 1976 to September, 1995. Also taught LL.M., students. Elevated to the Bench of Gujarat High Court as Additional Judge on 18.09.1995 and confirmed as Permanent Judge on 18.06.1997. Appointed as Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court and assumed charge on 07.01.2008 F.N. Was Patron and Chairman of the Advisory Council of International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR), Regional Centre, Hyderabad. Was Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Assumed the office of Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on 11.02.2010. Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 30.04.2010. Retired on 18.11.2016 (F.N.)
    Born on 28th May, 1952 in a lawyers' family. He is son of Late Shri Justice Sambhu Chandra Ghose, former Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. Graduating in Commerce from St.Xavier's College, Calcutta, completed graduation in Law (LL.B.) from University of Calcutta and obtained Attorney-at-Law at Calcutta High Court, and enrolled himself as an Advocate on November 30, 1976 with Bar Council of West Bengal. Practised in Civil, Commercial, Arbitration, Constitutional and Company matters both in the Original Side and Appellate Side at Calcutta High Court.
    On July 17, 1997, elevated as a permanent Judge of High Court at Calcutta.
    Held the post of Executive Chairman, Andaman & Nicobar State Legal Services Authority and Executive Chairman, State Legal Services Authority, West Bengal, since January 2, 2007 and August 1, 2007 respectively.
    Nominated as a Member of the National Legal Services Authority w.e.f. November 06, 2011.
    A Life Member of the Indian Law Institute.
    Since January 14, 2005, was associated with Indian Law Institute (Calcutta Chapter) and acted as the Treasurer of the Indian Law Institute till 22nd May, 2012.
    Was Chairman of Institutional Ethics Committee of National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata.
    President of the Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission Sikshana Mandir, Belurmath, West Bengal, and also the President of the Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission, Sikra Kulingra, Basirhat, West Bengal.
    Vice-President of the Governing Body of the Institute of Culture, Ramakrishna Mission, Gol Park, Kolkata; and Swami Vivekananda Ancestral House, Ramakrishna Mission, Kolkata.
    Is a Member of the Executive Council of the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.
    Transferred to Andhra Pradesh High Court and assumed the charge of Judge of the said High Court and assumed charge as an Acting Chief Justice on 25th June, 2012. On 12th December, 2012, appointed as the Chief Justice, High Court of Andhra Pradesh.
    On 8th March, 2013, appointed and assumed charge as Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Retired on May 27, 2017 (F.N.).

    Born on 30th of August, 1952 in District Pithoragarh of Uttarakhand, he got his primary and secondary education from there. After doing B.Sc. and LL.B. from Allahabad and Lucknow respectively, he joined the Bar at Allahabad in 1973, and entered into U.P. Judicial Service in the year 1976 (through U.P. Munsif Examination, 1973). Held different posts in Judicial Service at Ghaziabad, Pilibhit, Ranikhet, Bareilly and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. Thereafter he was promoted to U.P. Higher Judicial Service in 1990, and joined as Additional District Judge in District Bahraich. He also worked as Joint Registrar in High Court of Allahabad. He has written books on subjects of law including- "Marriage, Divorce and Other Matrimonial Disputes". His commentary in Hindi on 'Code of Civil Procedure' won the first prize for the year 2000 from Government of India. After creation of State of Uttarakhand, he was the first Secretary, Judicial, of the State. He also held the post of District and Sessions Judge at Nainital before being posted as Registrar General of High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital. Took oath of Office of Additional Judge, High Court of Uttarakhand with effect from 29th of June, 2004 (F.N.), whereafter, he was confirmed on 19th  of  February, 2008, as a Judge of the said High Court. He assumed charge of Office of Chief Justice of High Court of Meghalaya, Shillong in the forenoon of 20th of September, 2013 and continued till August 12, 2014. On being further elevated he took oath of Office of Judge, Supreme Court of India on 13th of August, 2014 (F.N.).  Retired on August 29, 2017 (F.N).

    Former Hon'ble the Chief Justice of India
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Harilal Jekisundas Kania
    Term of Office: (DoA) 26-01-1950 to (DoR) 06-11-1951
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 26-01-1950
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice M. Patanjali Sastri
    Term of Office: (DoA) 26-01-1950 to (DoR) 03-01-1954
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 07-11-1951
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan
    Term of Office: (DoA) 26-01-1950 to (DoR) 22-12-1954
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 04-01-1954
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Bijan Kumar Mukherjea
    Term of Office: (DoA) 26-01-1950 to (DoR) 31-01-1956
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 23-12-1954
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sudhi Ranjan Das
    Term of Office: (DoA) 26-01-1950 to (DoR) 30-09-1959
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 01-02-1956
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Bhuvneshwar Prasad Sinha
    Term of Office: (DoA) 03-12-1954 to (DoR) 31-01-1964
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 01-10-1959
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.B. Gajendragadkar
    Term of Office: (DoA) 17-01-1957 to (DoR) 15-03-1966
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 01-02-1964
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.K. Sarkar
    Term of Office: (DoA) 03-04-1957 to (DoR) 29-06-1966
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 16-03-1966
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice K. Subba Rao
    Term of Office: (DoA) 31-01-1958 to (DoR) 11-04-1967
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 30-06-1966
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.N. Wanchoo
    Term of Office: (DoA) 08-11-1958 to (DoR) 24-02-1968
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 12-04-1967
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice M. Hidayatullah
    Term of Office: (DoA) 12-01-1958 to (DoR) 16-12-1970
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 25-02-1968
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice J.C. Shah
    Term of Office: (DoA) 10-12-1959 to (DoR) 21-01-1971
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 17-12-1970
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.M. Sikri
    Term of Office: (DoA) 02-03-1964 to (DoR) 25-04-1973
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 22-01-1971
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.N. Ray
    Term of Office: (DoA) 08-01-1969 to (DoR) 28-01-1977
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 26-04-1973
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice M. Hameedullah Beg
    Term of Office: (DoA) 12-10-1971 to (DoR) 21-02-1978
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 29-01-1977
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Y.V. Chandrachud
    Term of Office: (DoA) 28-08-1972 to (DoR) 11-07-1985
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 22-02-1978
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.N. Bhagwati
    Term of Office: (DoA) 17-07-1973 to (DoR) 20-12-1986
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 12-07-1985
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice R.S. Pathak
    Term of Office: (DoA) 20-02-1978 to (DoR) 18-06-1989
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 21-12-1986
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice E.S. Venkataramiah
    Term of Office: (DoA) 08-03-1979 to (DoR) 17-12-1989
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 19-06-1989
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sabyasachi Mukherjee
    Term of Office: (DoA) 15-03-1983 to (DoR) 25-09-1990
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 18-12-1989
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ranganath Misra
    Term of Office: (DoA) 15-03-1983 to (DoR) 24-11-1991
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 25-09-1990
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.N. Singh
    Term of Office: (DoA) 03-10-1986 to (DoR) 12-12-1991
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 25-11-1991
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.H. Kania
    Term of Office: (DoA) 05-01-1987 to (DoR) 17-11-1992
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 13-12-1991
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice L.M. Sharma
    Term of Office: (DoA) 10-05-1987 to (DoR) 11-02-1993
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 18-11-1992
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah
    Term of Office: (DoA) 10-05-1987 to (DoR) 24-10-1994
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 12-02-1993
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.M. Ahmadi
    Term of Office: (DoA) 14-12-1988 to (DoR) 24-03-1997
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 25-10-1994
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice J.S. Verma
    Term of Office: (DoA) 06-03-1989 to (DoR) 17-01-1998
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 25-03-1997
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.M. Punchhi
    Term of Office: (DoA) 10-06-1989 to (DoR) 09-10-1998
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 18-01-1998
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  • Hon'ble Dr. Justice A.S. Anand
    Term of Office: (DoA) 18-11-1991 to (DoR) 31-10-2001
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 10-10-1998
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.P. Bharucha
    Term of Office: (DoA) 07-01-1992 to (DoR) 05-05-2002
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 01-11-2001
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice B.N. Kirpal
    Term of Office: (DoA) 09-11-1995 to (DoR) 07-11-2002
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 06-05-2002
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice G.B. Pattanaik
    Term of Office: (DoA) 09-11-1995 to (DoR) 18-12-2002
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 08-11-2002
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice V.N. Khare
    Term of Office: (DoA) 21-03-1997 to (DoR) 01-05-2004
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 19-12-2002
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice S. Rajendra Babu
    Term of Office: (DoA) 25-09-1997 to (DoR) 31-05-2004
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 02-05-2004
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti
    Term of Office: (DoA) 12-09-1998 to (DoR) 31-10-2005
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 01-06-2004
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Y.K. Sabharwal
    Term of Office: (DoA) 28-01-2000 to (DoR) 13-01-2007
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 01-11-2005
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan
    Term of Office: (DoA) 06-08-2000 to (DoR) 12-05-2010
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 14-01-2007
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.H. Kapadia
    Term of Office: (DoA) 18-12-2003 to (DoR) 28-09-2012
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 12-05-2010
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Altamas Kabir
    Term of Office: (DoA) 09-09-2005 to (DoR) 18-07-2013
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 29-09-2012
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice P. Sathasivam
    Term of Office: (DoA) 21-08-2007 to (DoR) 26-04-2014
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 19-07-2013
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice R. M. Lodha
    Term of Office: (DoA) 17-12-2008 to (DoR) 27-09-2014
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 27-04-2014
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice H.L. Dattu
    Term of Office: (DoA) 17-12-2008 to (DoR) 02-12-2015
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 28-09-2014
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice T.S. Thakur
    Term of Office: (DoA) 17-11-2009 to (DoR) 03-01-2017
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 03-12-2015
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar
    Term of Office: (DoA) 04-01-2017 to (DoR) 27-08-2017
    Appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 04-01-2017
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    Former Hon'ble Judges
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sir Saiyid Fazl Ali
    Term of Office: (DoA) 26-01-1950 to (DoR) 18-09-1951
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice N. Chandrasekhara Aiyar
    Term of Office: (DoA) 23-09-1950 to (DoR) 24-01-1953
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Vivian Bose
    Term of Office: (DoA) 05-03-1951 to (DoR) 08-06-1956
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ghulam Hasan
    Term of Office: (DoA) 08-09-1952 to (DoR) 05-11-1954
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Natwarlal Harilal Bhagwati
    Term of Office: (DoA) 08-09-1952 to (DoR) 06-06-1959
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice B. Jagannadhadas
    Term of Office: (DoA) 09-03-1953 to (DoR) 26-07-1958
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice T.L Venkatarama Aiyyar
    Term of Office: (DoA) 04-01-1954 to (DoR) 24-11-1958
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Syed Jaffer Imam
    Term of Office: (DoA) 10-01-1955 to (DoR) 31-01-1964
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.K Das
    Term of Office: (DoA) 30-04-1956 to (DoR) 02-09-1963
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice P. Govinda Menon
    Term of Office: (DoA) 01-09-1956 to (DoR) 16-10-1957
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice J.L. Kapur
    Term of Office: (DoA) 14-01-1957 to (DoR) 12-12-1962
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.C. Das Gupta
    Term of Office: (DoA) 24-08-1959 to (DoR) 02-01-1965
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Raghubar Dayal
    Term of Office: (DoA) 27-07-1960 to (DoR) 25-10-1965
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice N. Rajagopala Ayyangar
    Term of Office: (DoA) 27-07-1960 to (DoR) 14-12-1964
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice J.R. Mudholkar
    Term of Office: (DoA) 03-10-1960 to (DoR) 03-07-1966
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice R.S. Bachawat
    Term of Office: (DoA) 07-09-1964 to (DoR) 31-07-1969
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice V. Ramaswami
    Term of Office: (DoA) 04-01-1965 to (DoR) 29-10-1969
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice P. Satyanarayana Raju
    Term of Office: (DoA) 20-10-1965 to (DoR) 20-04-1966
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice J.M. Shelat
    Term of Office: (DoA) 24-02-1966 to (DoR) 30-04-1973
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Vishishtha Bhargava
    Term of Office: (DoA) 08-08-1966 to (DoR) 04-02-1971
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice G.K. Mitter
    Term of Office: (DoA) 29-08-1966 to (DoR) 23-09-1971
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.A. Vaidyialingam
    Term of Office: (DoA) 10-10-1966 to (DoR) 29-06-1972
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.S. Hegde
    Term of Office: (DoA) 17-07-1967 to (DoR) 30-04-1973
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.N. Grover
    Term of Office: (DoA) 11-02-1968 to (DoR) 31-05-1973
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice P. Jaganmohan Reddy
    Term of Office: (DoA) 01-08-1969 to (DoR) 22-01-1975
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice I.D. Dua
    Term of Office: (DoA) 01-08-1969 to (DoR) 03-10-1972
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Subimal Chandra Roy
    Term of Office: (DoA) 19-07-1971 to (DoR) 12-11-1971
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice D.G. Palekar
    Term of Office: (DoA) 19-07-1971 to (DoR) 03-09-1974
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Hans Raj Khanna
    Term of Office: (DoA) 22-09-1971 to (DoR) 11-03-1977
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Kuttyil Kurien Mathew
    Term of Office: (DoA) 04-10-1971 to (DoR) 02-01-1976
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.N. Dwivedi
    Term of Office: (DoA) 14-08-1972 to (DoR) 08-12-1974
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.K. Mukherjea
    Term of Office: (DoA) 14-08-1972 to (DoR) 23-10-1973
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice A Alagiriswami
    Term of Office: (DoA) 17-10-1972 to (DoR) 16-10-1975
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer
    Term of Office: (DoA) 17-07-1973 to (DoR) 14-11-1980
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.K. Goswami
    Term of Office: (DoA) 10-09-1973 to (DoR) 31-12-1977
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice R.S. Sarkaria
    Term of Office: (DoA) 17-09-1973 to (DoR) 15-01-1981
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.C. Gupta
    Term of Office: (DoA) 02-09-1974 to (DoR) 31-12-1981
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice N.L. Untwalia
    Term of Office: (DoA) 03-10-1974 to (DoR) 31-07-1980
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice S. Murtaza Fazal Ali
    Term of Office: (DoA) 02-04-1975 to (DoR) 20-08-1985
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.N. Shingal
    Term of Office: (DoA) 06-11-1975 to (DoR) 14-10-1980
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Jaswant Singh
    Term of Office: (DoA) 23-01-1976 to (DoR) 24-01-1979
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.S. Kailasam
    Term of Office: (DoA) 03-01-1977 to (DoR) 11-09-1980
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice V.D. Tulzapurkar
    Term of Office: (DoA) 30-09-1977 to (DoR) 08-03-1986
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice D.A. Desai
    Term of Office: (DoA) 30-09-1977 to (DoR) 08-05-1985
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.D. Koshal
    Term of Office: (DoA) 17-07-1978 to (DoR) 06-03-1982
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy
    Term of Office: (DoA) 17-07-1978 to (DoR) 24-09-1987
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.P. Sen
    Term of Office: (DoA) 17-07-1978 to (DoR) 19-09-1988
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Baharul Islam
    Term of Office: (DoA) 04-12-1980 to (DoR) 12-01-1983
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice A. Varadarajan
    Term of Office: (DoA) 10-12-1980 to (DoR) 16-08-1985
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Amarendra Nath Sen
    Term of Office: (DoA) 28-01-1981 to (DoR) 30-09-1985
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice V. Balakrishna Eradi
    Term of Office: (DoA) 30-01-1981 to (DoR) 18-06-1987
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice R.B. Misra
    Term of Office: (DoA) 30-01-1981 to (DoR) 14-06-1986
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice D.P. Madon
    Term of Office: (DoA) 15-03-1983 to (DoR) 06-04-1986
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.P. Thakkar
    Term of Office: (DoA) 15-03-1983 to (DoR) 03-11-1988
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice V. Khalid
    Term of Office: (DoA) 25-06-1984 to (DoR) 30-06-1987
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice G.L. Oza
    Term of Office: (DoA) 29-10-1985 to (DoR) 11-12-1989
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice B.C. Ray
    Term of Office: (DoA) 29-10-1985 to (DoR) 31-10-1991
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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.M. Dutt
    Term of Office: (DoA) 10-03-1986 to (DoR) 29-10-1989
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