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    The Chief Justices of India

    The Chief Justice of India is the highest position obtainable by a judge in India.The chief justice of the Supreme Court is appointed on the basis of seniority by the President of India.

    List Of Chief Justices of India

    S No. Name Office 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 1 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. J.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. Prafullachandra Natvarlal Bhagwati 12 July 1985-20 December 1986
    18. R.S. Pathak 21 December 1986-18 June 1989
    19. E.S. Venkataramiah 19 June 1989-17 December 1989
    20. S. Mukharjee 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. L.M. Sharma 18 November 1992-11 February 1993
    25. M.N. Venkatachaliah 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 - 11 January 2001
    30. Sam Piroj Bharucha 11 January 2001 - 06 May 2002
    31. B.N. Kripal 06 May 2002 - 08 November 2002
    32. G.B Pattanaik 08 November 2002 - 19 December 2002
    33. V.N. Khare 19 December 2002 - 02 May 2004
    34. S. Rajendra Babu 02 May 2004 - 01 June 2004
    35. R.C. Lahoti 01 June 2004 - 01 November 2005
    36. Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal 01 November 2005 - till date

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