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The former Chief Justices

Name
Period
Sir Thomas Andrew Lumisden Strange
1801-1816
Sir John Henry Newbolt
1816-1820
Sir Edmond Stanley
1820-1825
Sir Ralph Palmer
1825-1835
Sir Robert Buckley Comyn
1835-1842
Sir Edward John Gambier
1842-1850
Sir Christopher Rawlinson
1850-1859
Sir Henry Davison
1859-1860
Sir Colley Harman Scotland
1860-1871
Sir Walter Morgan
1871-1879
Sir Charles Arthur Turner
1879-1885
Sir Arthur John Hammond Collins,Q.C
1885-1899
Sir Charles Arnold White
1899-1914
Sir John Edward Power Wallis,P.C
1914-1921
Sir Walter George Salis Schwabe,K.C
1921-1924
Sir Murray Coutts-Tratter
1924-1929
Sir Horace Owen Compton Beasley
1929-1937
Sir Alfred Henry Lionel Leach
1937-1947
Sir Fredrick William Gentle
1947-1948
Sir Pakala Venkata Rajamannar
22-04-1948 to 09-05-1961
Sir Subramanya Ramachandra Iyer
16-09-1961 to 01-11-1964
Sir Palagani Chandra Reddy
15-02-1965 to 30-06-1966
Madavayya Anantanarayanan
01-07-1966 to 30-04-1969
Kuppuswami Naidu Veeraswami
01-05-1969 to 11-03-1976
Palapatti Sadaya Goundar Kailasam
08-04-1976 to 02-01-1977
Padmanabhapillay Govindan Nair
03-01-1977 to 28-05-1978
Tayi Ramaprasada Rao
29-05-1978 to 05-11-1979
Muhammad Kassim Muhammad Ismail
06-11-1979 to 09-07-1981
Krishna Ballabh Narayan Singh
12-03-1982 to 24-01-1984
Madhukar Narhar Chandurkar
02-04-1984 to 13-03-1988
Shanmughasundara Mohan
19-10-1989 to 24-10-1989
Adarsh Sein Anand
01-11-1989 to 17-11-1991
Kanta Kumari Bhatnagar
15-06-1992 to 14-11-1992
Kudarikoti Annadanayya Swamy
01-07-1993 to 19-03-1997
Manmohan Singh Liberhan
07-07-1997 to 27-12-1998
Ashok Chhotelal Agarwal
24-05-1999 to 26-08-1999
Konakuppakattil Gopinathan Balakrishnan
09-09-1999 to 05-06-2000
Nagendra Kumar Jain
13-09-2000 to 30-08-2001
B.Subhashan Reddy
12-09-2001 to 20-11-2004
Markandey Katju
28-11-2004 to 10-10-2005
Ajit Prakash Shah
12-11-2005 to 09-05-2008
A.K. Ganguly
19-05-2008 to 15-12-2008
H.L. Gokhale
09-03-2009 to 28-04-2010
M.Y. Eqbal
11-06-2010 to 21-12-2012
R.K. Agrawal
24-10-2013 to 16-02-2014
Sanjay Kishan Kaul
26-07-2014 to 16-02-2017