Bhupinder Nath Kirpal
|Bhupinder Nath Kirpal|
|31st Chief Justice of India|
6 May 2002 – 8 November 2002
|Appointed by||K. R. Narayanan|
|Preceded by||Sam Piroj Bharucha|
|Succeeded by||Gopal Ballav Pattanaik|
|Chief Justice in Gujarat High Court|
|Born||1 November 1936|
Bhupinder Nath Kirpal (B. N. Kirpal) (born November 8, 1937) was the 31st Chief Justice of India, serving from 6 May 2002 until his retirement on 7 November 2002.
In September 1995, he was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India, and became Chief Justice of India in May 2002.
Even after retirement as the Chief Justice he remained the president of the Indian Forest Commission.
Sam Piroj Bharucha
|Chief Justice of India
May 6, 2002 – November 7, 2002
Gopal Ballav Pattanaik
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