List of Chief Justice of India

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Sr. No. Name Portrait Took Office Left Office Term of Office (Years) Bar Appointed by
1 H.J. Kania 0 26 Jan 1950 06 Nov 1951 1Y 9M 11D Bombay High Court Rajindra Prasad
2 M. Patanjali Sastri 0 07 Nov 1951 03 Jan 1954 2Y 1M 27D Madras High Court Rajindra Prasad
3 Mehar Chand Mahajan 0 04 Jan 1954 22 Dec 1954  11M 18D East Punjab High Court Rajindra Prasad
4 Bijan Kumar Mukherjee 0 23 Dec 1954 31 Jan 1956 1Y 1M 8D Calcutta High Court Rajindra Prasad
5 Sudhi Ranjan Das 0 01 Feb 1956 30 Sep 1959 3Y 7M 29D Calcutta High Court Rajindra Prasad
6 Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha 0 1 Oct 1959 31 Jan 1964 4Y 3M 30D Patna High Court Rajindra Prasad
7 Prahlad Balacharya Gajendragadkar 0 1 Feb 1964 15 Mar 1966 2Y 1M 14D Bombay High Court Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
8 Amal Kumar Sarkar 0 16 Mar 1966 29 June 1966 3M 13D Calcutta High Court Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
9 Koka Subba Rao 0 30 June 1966 11 April 1967 9M 12D Madras High Court Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
10 Kailas Nath Wanchoo 0 12 April 1967 24 Feb 1968 10M 12D Allahabad High Court Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
11 Mohammad Hidayatullah 0 25 Feb 1968 16 Dec 1970 2Y 9M 21D Bombay High Court Zakir Hussain
12 Jayantilal Chotalal Shah 0 17 Dec 1970 21 Jan 1971 1M 4D Bombay High Court V. V. Giri
13 Sarv Mittra Sikri 0 22 Jan 1971 25 April 1973 2Y 3M 3D Lahore High Court V. V. Giri
14 Ajit Nath Ray 0 26 April 1973 27 Jan 1977 3Y 9M 2D Calcutta High Court V. V. Giri
15 Mirza Hameedullah Beg 0 28 Jan 1977 21 Feb 1978 1Y 24D Allahabad High Court Fakhrudin Ali Ahmad
16 Yashwant Vishnu Chandrachud 0 22 Feb 1978 11 July 1985 7Y 4M 9D Bombay High Court Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
17 Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati 0 12 July 1985 20 Dec 1986 1Y 5M 8D Gujrat High Court Giani Zail Singh
18 Raghunandan Swarup Pathak 0 21 Dec 1986 18 June 1989 2Y 5M 28D Allahabad High Court Giani Zail Singh
19 Engalaguppe Seetharamiah Venkataramiah 0 19 June 1989 17 Dec 1989 5M 28D Karnataka High Court Ramaswamy Venkataraman
20 Sabyasachi Mukharjee 0 18 Dec 1989 25 Sep 1990 9M 7D Calcutta High Court Ramaswamy Venkataraman
21 Ranganath Mishra 0 26 Sep 1990 24 Nov 1991 1Y 1M 29D Orissa High Court Ramaswamy Venkataraman
22 Kamal Narain Singh 0 25 Novr 1991 12 Dec 1991 17D Allahabad High Court Ramaswamy Venkataraman
23 Madhukar Hiralal Kania 0 13 Dec 1991 17 Nov 1992 11M 4D Bombay High Court Ramaswamy Venkataraman
24 Lalit Mohan Sharma 0 18 Nov 1992 11 Feb 1993 2M 24D Patna High Court Shankar Dayal Sharma
25 Manepalli Narayana Rao Venkatachaliah 0 12 Feb 1993 24 Oct 1994 1Y 8M 12D Karnataka High Court Shankar Dayal Sharma
26 Aziz Mushabber Ahmadi 0 25 Oct 1994 24 Mar 1997 2Y 4M 27D Gujrat High Court Shankar Dayal Sharma
27 Jagdish Sharan Verma 0 25 Mar 1997 17 Jan 1998 9M 23D Madya Pradesh High Court Shankar Dayal Sharma
28 Madan Mohan Punchhi 0 18 Jan 1998 9 Oct 1998 8M 21D Punjab and Haryana High Court K. R. Narayanan
29 Adarsh Sen Anand 0 10 Oct 1998 11 January 2001 2Y 3M 1D Jammu and Kashmir High Court K. R. Narayanan
30 Sam Piroj Bharucha 0 11 January 2001 6 May 2002 1Y 3M 25D Bombay High Court K. R. Narayanan
31 Bhupinder Nath Kirpal 0 6 May 2002 8 Nov 2002 6M 2D Delhi High Court K. R. Narayanan
32 Gopal Ballav Patnaik 0 8 Nov 2002 19 Dec 2002 1M 11D Orissa High Court A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
33 V. N.  Khare 0 19 Dec 2002 2 May 2004 1Y 4M 13D Allahabad High Court A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
34 S. Rajendra Babu 0 2 May 2004 1 June 2004 30D Karnataka High Court A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
35 Ramesh Chandra Lahoti 0 1 June 2004 1 Nov 2005 1Y 5M Madhya Pradesh High Court A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
36 Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal 0 1 Nov 2005 13 Jan 2007 1Y 2M 12D Delhi High Court A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
37 K. G. Balakrishnan 0 13 Jan 2007 11 May 2010 3Y 3M 28D Kerala High Court A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
38 S. H. Kapadia 0 12 May 2010 28 Sep 2012 02Y 4M 16D Bombay High Court Pratibha Patil
39 Altamas Kabir 0 29 Sep 2012 18 July 2013 9M 19D Calcutta High Court Pranab Mukherjee
40 P. Sathasivam 0 19 July 2013 26 April 2014 9M 7D Madras High Court Pranab Mukherjee
41 Rajendra Mal Lodha 0 27 April 2014 27 Sep 2014 5M Rajasthan High Court Pranab Mukherjee
42 H. L. Dattu 0 28 Sep 2014 2 Dec 2015 1Y 2M 4D Karnataka High Court Pranab Mukherjee
43 T. S. Thakur 0 3 Dec 2015 3 Jan 2017 1Y 1M Janmmu and Kashmir High Court Pranab Mukherjee
44 Jagdish Singh Khehar 0 4 Jan 2017 27 Aug 2017 7M 23D Punjab and Haryana High Court Pranab Mukherjee
45 Dipak Misra 0 28 Aug 2017 02 Oct 2018 Patna High Court Ram Nath Kovind
46 Rajan Gogoi 0 03 Oct 2018 Incumbent Gauhati High Court Ram Nath Kovind

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