Engalaguppe Seetharamiah Venkataramiah

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Engalaguppe Venkataramiah
19th Chief Justice of India
In office
19 June 1989 – 17 December 1989
Nominated byCollegium of judges headed by CJI R S Pathak
Appointed byPresident Ramaswamy Venkataraman
Preceded byR.S. Pathak
Succeeded bySabyasachi Mukharji
Chief Justice of Bombay High Court
Preceded byPrakash Chandra Tatia
D. N. Patel (acting)
Personal details
Born(1924-12-18)18 December 1924
Died24 September 1997(1997-09-24) (aged 72)

Engalaguppe Seetharamiah Venkataramiah (E. S. Venkataramiah) (18 December 1924 – 24 September 1997[1]) was the 19th Chief Justice of India, serving from 19 June 1989 until his retirement on 17 December 1989.

He began his legal career in 1946, and was appointed as a Judge of Karnataka High Court in November 1970.

In March 1979, he was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India, and he became Chief Justice of India in June 1989. Incidentally he is the first person from Karnataka to become the Chief Justice of India


  1. ^ "Obituary Events in 1997". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 31 December 2003. Retrieved 15 October 2018.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Raghunandan Swarup Pathak
Chief Justice of India
19 June 1989– 17 December 1989
Succeeded by
Sabyasachi Mukharji