Lalit Mohan Sharma

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L.M. Sharma
24th Chief Justice of India
Nominated by Collegium of judges headed by CJI R M Lodha
Appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee
Preceded by M.H. Kania
Succeeded by M.N. Venkatachaliah
Personal details
Born (1928-02-28) February 28, 1928 (age 89)
Gaya (Bihar)

Lalit Mohan Sharma (February 12, 1928 – November 3, 2008) was the 24th Chief Justice of India. He was the son of L.N. Sinha, former Attorney General of India. He served as Chief Justice of India from November 18, 1992 until February 11, 1993.

Legal career[edit]

Passed B.A. Hons. (Patna University ) in 1946. Passed B.L. (Patna University) in 1948. Enrolled as articled clerk in High Court, Patna in 1949. Started practice in High Court, Patna as an Advocate – Feb. 6, 1950. Enrolled as Supreme Court Advocate – March 6, 1957. Later nominated as Senior Advocate. Took charge (oath) as Judge, Patna High Court on April 12, 1973. [1]

He joined the Supreme Court of India on October 5, 1987 and appointed as Chief Justice of India on November 18, 1992.

He retired from the judicial service on Feb. 11, 1993.

Family and early life[edit]

Lalit Mohan Sharma was born on February 12, 1928 in the village of Musi (Belaganj, Gaya, Bihar). His father, Lal Narayan Sinha, was the Attorney General of India during the Prime Minister-ship of Indira Gandhi and Solicitor General of India from July 17, 1972 until April 5, 1977.


Sharma died on November 3, 2008 in Patna at his residence following a long illness. He was 80 years old. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.[2]


Preceded by
Madhukar Hiralal Kania
Chief Justice of India
18 November 1992 – 11 February 1993
Succeeded by
Manepalli Narayana Rao Venkatachaliah

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