Complete List of Chief Justice of India

 Chief Justice of India

Hon’ble Harilal J. Kania was the First Chief Justice of India. His tenure of CJI was 26th January, 1950 to 6th November, 1951. At present Hon’ble Sharad Arvind Bobde is the Chief Justice of India. 
Complete list of Chief Justice of India is given below :
Name Tenure
Harilal J. Kania 26 January 1950 – 6 November 1951
M. Patanjali Sastri 7 November 1951 – 3 January 1954
Mehar Chand Mahajan 4 January 1954 – 22 December 1954
B.K. Mukherjea 23 December 1954 – 31 January 1956
S.R. Das 01 February 1956 – 30 September 1959
Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha 1 October 1959 – 31 January 1964
P.B. Gajendragadkar 1 February 1964 – 15 March 1966
A.K. Sarkar 16 March 1966 – 29 June 1966
K. Subba Rao 30 June 1966 – 11 April 1967
K.N. Wanchoo 12 April 1967 – 24 February 1968
M. Hidayatullah 25 February 1968 – 16 December 1970
I.C. Shah 17 December 1970 – 21 January 1971
S.M. Sikri 22 January 1971 – 25 April 1973
A.N. Ray 26 April 1973 – 27 January 1977
M.H. Beg 28 January 1977 – 21 February 1978
Y.V. Chandrachud 22 February 1978 – 11 July 1985
P.N. Bhagwati 12 July 1985 – 20 December 1986
R.S. Pathak 21 December 1986 – 18 June 1989
E.S. Venkataramaiah 19 June 1989 – 17 December 1989
S. Mukherjee 18 December 1989 – 25 September 1990
Ranganath Mishra 26 September 1990 – 24 November 1991
K.N. Singh 25 November 1991 – 12 December 1991
M.H. Kania 13 December 1991 – 17 November 1992
I.M. Sharma 18 November 1992 – 11 February 1993
M.N. Venkatachalaiah 12 February 1993 – 24 October 1994
A.M. Ahmadi 25 October 1994 – 24 March 1997
J.S. Verma 25 March 1997 – 17 January 1998
M.M. Punchhi 18 January 1998 – 9 October 1998
A.S. Anand 10 October 1998 – 31 October 2001
S.P. Bharucha 01 November 2001 – 5 May 2002
B.N. Kirpal 6 May 2002 – 7 November 2002
G.B. Pattanaiak 8 November 2002 – 18 December 2002
V.N. Khare 19 December 2002 – 1 May 2004
S. Rajendra Babu 02 May 2004 – 31 May 2004
R.C. Lahoti 01 June 2004 – 31 October 2005
Y.K. Sabharwal 01 November 2005 – 14 January 2007
K.G.Balakrishnan 14 January 2007 – 12 May 2010
S.H.Kapadia 12 May 2010 – 28 September 2012
Altamas Kabir 29 September 2012 – 19 July 2013
Palanisamy Sathasivam 19 July 2013 – 26 April 2014
Rajendra Mal Lodha 27 April 2014 – 27 September 2014
H.L. Dattu 28 September 2014 – 02 December 2015
T.S. Thakur 03 December 2015 – 03 January 2017
Jagdish Singh Khehar 04 January 2017 – 27 August 2017
Dipak Misra 28 August 2017 – 02 October 2018
Ranjan Gogoi 03 October 2018 – 17 November 2019
Sharad Arvind Bobde 18 November 2019 – Incumbent
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