|21th Chief Justice of India|
25 September 1990 – 24 November 1991
|Appointed by||Ramaswamy Venkataraman|
|Preceded by||Sabyasachi Mukharji|
|Succeeded by||Kamal Narain Singh|
|1st chairman National Human Rights Commission|
12 October 1993 – 24 November 1996
25 November 1926|
|Died||13 September 2012
|Alma mater||Ravenshaw College
Ranganath Misra MA, LLM (25 November 1926 – 13 September 2012) was as the 21st Chief Justice of India, serving from 25 September 1990 to 24 November 1991. He was also the first chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of India.
Ranganath Misra was born on 25 November 1926 in Banapur, Odisha to the Oriya poet and politician Godavaris Mishra. He studied in Banpur High School, P.M. Academy and later, in Ravenshaw College and Allahabad University.
On 18 September 1950 he got enrolled as advocate of Orissa High Court, Cuttack where he practiced law until 1969 when he was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Orissa High Court. From 6 November 1980 to 16 January 1981 he was appointed as the acting Chief Justice of Orissa High Court, and from 16 January 1981 he was appointed as the permanent Chief Justice of the Orissa High court. He was then appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India in 1983. He became the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India on 25 September 1990 and retired on 24 November 1991.
Retirement and death
He served as the Chief Scout of the All India Boy Scouts Association since 1992. He became the first Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of India in 1993. He was member of Rajyasabha from 1998 to 2004. 
- "Curtain Raiser for Foundation Day on October. 12, 2006". National Human Rights Commission (India). Retrieved 27 March 2012.
- "Law Book Shop".
- "Alphabetical List Of All Members Of Rajya Sabha Since 1952". Retrieved 30 December 2012.
Misra Shri Ranganath Odisha INC 02/07/1998 01/07/2004
- Supreme Court of India: Hon'ble Mr. Justice Raganath Misra.
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