Chief Justices of India

Since the establishment of the Supreme Court of India in 1950, 46 people have served as the Chief Justice of India (CJI).
  • Inaugural CJI: H. J. Kania
  • Longest serving Chief Justice: Justice Y. V. Chandrachud served for 7 years 4 months 15 days. (from 22 February 1978 to 11 July 1985)
  • Shortest serving Chief Justice: Kamal Narain Singh served only 17 days. (from 25 November 1991 to 12 December 1991)
  • The current Incumbent Chief Justice is Ranjan Gogoi, who entered office on 3 October 2018.

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A list of Chief Justices of India and their tenure till now

S.No. Name of the Justice Period of office (Start and End date) Length of term (days) Bar Appointer (President of India)
1 H. J. Kania 26-Jan-50 6-Nov-51 649 Bombay High Court Rajendra Prasad
2 M. Patanjali Sastri 7-Nov-51 3-Jan-54 788 Madras High Court Rajendra Prasad
3 Mehr Chand Mahajan 4-Jan-54 22-Dec-54 352 Punjab and Haryana High Court Rajendra Prasad
4 Bijan Kumar Mukherjea 23-Dec-54 31-Jan-56 404 Calcutta High Court Rajendra Prasad
5 Sudhi Ranjan Das 1-Feb-56 30-Sep-59 1,337 Calcutta High Court Rajendra Prasad
6 Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha 1-Oct-59 31-Jan-64 1,583 Patna High Court Rajendra Prasad
7 P. B. Gajendragadkar 1-Feb-64 15-Mar-66 773 Bombay High Court Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
8 Amal Kumar Sarkar 16-Mar-66 29-Jun-66 105 Calcutta High Court Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
9 Koka Subba Rao 30-Jun-66 11-Apr-67 285 Madras High Court Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
10 Kailas Nath Wanchoo 12-Apr-67 24-Feb-68 318 Allahabad High Court Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
11 Mohammad Hidayatullah 25-Feb-68 16-Dec-70 1,025 Bombay High Court Zakir Hussain
12 Jayantilal Chhotalal Shah 17-Dec-70 21-Jan-71 35 Bombay High Court Varahagiri Venkata Giri
13 Sarv Mittra Sikri 22-Jan-71 25-Apr-73 824 Lahore High Court Varahagiri Venkata Giri
14 A. N. Ray 26-Apr-73 27-Jan-77 1,372 Calcutta High Court Varahagiri Venkata Giri
15 Mirza Hameedullah Beg 29-Jan-77 21-Feb-78 389 Allahabad High Court Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
16 Y. V. Chandrachud 22-Feb-78 11-Jul-85 2,696 Bombay High Court Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
17 P. N. Bhagwati 12-Jul-85 20-Dec-86 526 Gujarat High Court Zail Singh
18 Raghunandan Swarup Pathak 21-Dec-86 18-Jun-89 940 Allahabad High Court Zail Singh
19 Engalaguppe Seetharamiah Venkataramiah 19-Jun-89 17-Dec-89 181 Karnataka High Court Ramaswamy Venkataraman
20 Sabyasachi Mukharji 18-Dec-89 25-Sep-90 281 Calcutta High Court Ramaswamy Venkataraman
21 Ranganath Misra 26-Sep-90 24-Nov-91 424 Orissa High Court Ramaswamy Venkataraman
22 Kamal Narain Singh 25-Nov-91 12-Dec-91 17 Allahabad High Court Ramaswamy Venkataraman
23 Madhukar Hiralal Kania 13-Dec-91 17-Nov-92 340 Bombay High Court Ramaswamy Venkataraman
24 Lalit Mohan Sharma 18-Nov-92 11-Feb-93 85 Patna High Court Shankar Dayal Sharma
25 M. N. Venkatachaliah 12-Feb-93 24-Oct-94 619 Karnataka High Court Shankar Dayal Sharma
26 Aziz Mushabber Ahmadi 25-Oct-94 24-Mar-97 881 Gujarat High Court Shankar Dayal Sharma
27 J. S. Verma 25-Mar-97 17-Jan-98 298 Madhya Pradesh High Court Shankar Dayal Sharma
28 Madan Mohan Punchhi 18-Jan-98 9-Oct-98 264 Punjab and Haryana High Court Kocheril Raman Narayanan
29 Adarsh Sein Anand 10-Oct-98 31-Oct-01 1,117 Jammu and Kashmir High Court Kocheril Raman Narayanan
30 Sam Piroj Bharucha 1-Nov-01 5-May-02 185 Bombay High Court Kocheril Raman Narayanan
31 Bhupinder Nath Kirpal 6-May-02 7-Nov-02 185 Delhi High Court Kocheril Raman Narayanan
32 Gopal Ballav Pattanaik 8-Nov-02 18-Dec-02 40 Orissa High Court A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
33 V. N. Khare 19-Dec-02 1-May-04 499 Allahabad High Court A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
34 S. Rajendra Babu 2-May-04 31-May-04 29 Karnataka High Court A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
35 Ramesh Chandra Lahoti 1-Jun-04 31-Oct-05 517 Madhya Pradesh High Court A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
36 Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal 1-Nov-05 13-Jan-07 438 Delhi High Court A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
37 K. G. Balakrishnan 14-Jan-07 12-May-10 1,214 Kerala High Court A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
38 S. H. Kapadia 12-May-10 28-Sep-12 870 Bombay High Court Pratibha Patil
39 Altamas Kabir 29-Sep-12 18-Jul-13 292 Calcutta High Court Pranab Mukherjee
40 P. Sathasivam 19-Jul-13 26-Apr-14 281 Madras High Court Pranab Mukherjee
41 Rajendra Mal Lodha 27-Apr-14 27-Sep-14 153 Rajasthan High Court Pranab Mukherjee
42 H. L. Dattu 28-Sep-14 2-Dec-15 430 Karnataka High Court Pranab Mukherjee
43 T. S. Thakur 3-Dec-15 3-Jan-17 397 Jammu and Kashmir High Court Pranab Mukherjee
44 Jagdish Singh Khehar 4-Jan-17 27-Aug-17 235 Punjab and Haryana High Court Pranab Mukherjee
45 Dipak Misra 28-Aug-17 2-Oct-18 400 Orissa High Court Ram Nath Kovind
46 Ranjan Gogoi 3-Oct-18 Incumbent (till 17-Nov-19) 195 Gawhati High Court Ram Nath Kovind