Sarv Mittra Sikri
|Sarv Mittra Sikri|
|13th Chief Justice of India|
22 January 1971 – 25 April 1973
|Preceded by||Jayantilal Chhotalal Shah|
|Succeeded by||Ajit Nath Ray|
|Judge, Supreme Court of India|
3 February 1964 – 25 April 1973
|Born||26 April 1908|
|Died||24 September 1992(aged 84)|
He began his legal career in 1930 as an attorney practicing at the Lahore High Court. Following independence, he was appointed the Assistant Advocate General of Punjab in 1949. He served as advocate general from 1951 to 1964.
In February 1964, he was appointed as judge of the Supreme Court of India, and became Chief Justice of India in January, 1971. He was the first Judge of the Supreme Court to have been appointed directly from the Bar, and also the first Chief Justice of India directly from the Bar. He was second in seniority but was appointed as seniormost judge Zafar Imam refused the honour on health grounds. (This is incorrect... Justice Sikri was the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court when he was appointed Chief Justice upon the retirement of Chief Justice J.C. Shah)
- "Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.M. Sikri". Supreme Court of India. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
- "Sarv Mittra Sikri". Supreme Court of India. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
- "Kesavananda Bharati ... vs State Of Kerala And Anr on 24 April, 1973". Indian Kanoon. Para 316. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
Jayantilal Chhotalal Shah
|Chief Justice of India
January 22, 1971– April 25, 1973
Ajit Nath Ray
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