List of the Chief Justice of INDIA


S.No. Name of the Chief Justice  Tenure
1 Harilal J. Kania 26 January 1950 – 6 November 1951
2 M. Patanjali Sastri 7 November 1951 – 3 January 1954
3 Mehar Chand Mahajan 4 January 1954 – 22 December 1954
4 B.K. Mukherjea 23 December 1954 – 31 January 1956
5 S.R. Das 01 February 1956 – 30 September 1959
6 Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha 1 October 1959 – 31 January 1964
7 P.B. Gajendragadkar 1 February 1964 – 15 March 1966
8 A.K. Sarkar 16 March 1966 – 29 June 1966
9 K. Subba Rao 30 June 1966 – 11 April 1967
10 K.N. Wanchoo 12 April 1967 – 24 February 1968
11 M. Hidayatullah 25 February 1968 – 16 December 1970
12 I.C. Shah 17 December 1970 – 21 January 1971
13 S.M. Sikri 22 January 1971 – 25 April 1973
14 A.N. Ray 26 April 1973 – 27 January 1977
15 M.H. Beg 28 January 1977 – 21 February 1978
16 Y.V. Chandrachud 22 February 1978 – 11 July 1985
17 P.N. Bhagwati 12 July 1985 – 20 December 1986
18 R.S. Pathak 21 December 1986 – 18 June 1989
19 E.S. Venkataramaiah 19 June 1989 – 17 December 1989
20 S. Mukherjee 18 December 1989 – 25 September 1990
21 Ranganath Mishra 26 September 1990 – 24 November 1991
22 K.N. Singh 25 November 1991 – 12 December 1991
23 M.H. Kania 13 December 1991 – 17 November 1992
24 I.M. Sharma 18 November 1992 – 11 February 1993
25 M.N. Venkatachalaiah 12 February 1993 – 24 October 1994
26 A.M. Ahmadi 25 October 1994 – 24 March 1997
27 J.S. Verma 25 March 1997 – 17 January 1998
28 M.M. Punchhi 18 January 1998 – 9 October 1998
29 A.S. Anand 10 October 1998 – 31 October 2001
30 S.P. Bharucha 01 November 2001 – 5 May 2002
31 B.N. Kirpal 6 May 2002 – 7 November 2002
32 G.B. Pattanaiak 8 November 2002 – 18 December 2002
33 V.N. Khare 19 December 2002 – 1 May 2004
34 S. Rajendra Babu 02 May 2004 – 31 May 2004
35 R.C. Lahoti 01 June 2004 – 31 October 2005
36 Y.K. Sabharwal 01 November 2005 – 14 January 2007
37 K.G.Balakrishnan 14 January 2007 – 12 May 2010
38 S.H.Kapadia 12 May 2010 – 28 September 2012
39 Altamas Kabir 29 September 2012 – 19 July 2013
40 Palanisamy Sathasivam 19 July 2013 – 26 April 2014
41 Rajendra Mal Lodha 27 April 2014 – 27 September 2014
42 H.L. Dattu 28 September 2014 – 02 December 2015
43 T.S. Thakur 03 December 2015 – Incumbent