Madhukar Hiralal Kania

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M. H. Kania
23rd Chief Justice of India
In office
13 December 1991 – 17 November 1992
Appointed by Ramaswamy Venkataraman
Preceded by K.N. Singh
Succeeded by L.M. Sharma
Personal details
Born (1927-11-18) 18 November 1927 (age 89)
Nationality Indian

Madhukar Hiralal Kania (M. H. Kania) (born 18 November 1927, Bombay) was the 23rd Chief Justice of India, serving from 13 December 1991 until his retirement on 17 November 1992. His uncle was Harilal J. Kania, the first Chief Justice of India.

He began his legal career in 1964, and was appointed as a Judge of Bombay High Court in November-1971. In June 1986 he was appointed as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.

In May 1987, he was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India, and became the Chief Justice of India in December 1991.

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Preceded by
Kamal Narain Singh
Chief Justice of India
13 December 1991– 17 November 1992
Succeeded by
Lalit Mohan Sharma