Madan Mohan Punchhi

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M.M. Punchhi
28th Chief Justice of India
In office
18 January 1998 – 9 October 1998
Appointed by K. R. Narayanan
Preceded by J. S. Verma
Succeeded by Adarsh Sein Anand
Personal details
Born (1933-10-10)10 October 1933
Pakpattan, Punjab
Died 17 June 2015(2015-06-17) (aged 81)
Nationality Indian

Madan Mohan Punchhi (born October 10, 1933, Pakpattan, Punjab (now in Pakistan)) was the 28th Chief Justice of India from 18 January 1998 until his retirement on 9 October 1998.

He began his legal career in 1955, and was appointed as a Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court in December-1982.

In October 1989, he was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India, and became Chief Justice of India in January-1998. He is famous for his work in initiating the Punchhi commission which deals with matters pertaining to the Centre- State relations in India. [1]

He is a resident of Chandigarh.


  1. ^ "Judge Watch on Justice Madan Mohan Puchhi". Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Judicial Reforms. Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 

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Preceded by
Jagdish Sharan Verma
Chief Justice of India
January 18, 1998– October 9, 1998
Succeeded by
Adarsh Sein Anand