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List of notable or famous judges from India, with bios and photos, including the top judges born in India and even some popular judges who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian judges then this list is the perfect resource for you. These judges are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known judge from India is included when available.

List people range from Mahadev Govind Ranade to Kashinath Trimbak Telang. Featuring Chief Justices and more, this list has it all. 

This historic judges from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian judges of note?" and "Who are the most famous judges from India?" These prominent judges of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian judges.

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Aziz Mushabber Ahmadi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Judges from India
Aziz Mushabber Ahmadi age 86
Aziz Mushabber Ahmadi was the 26th Chief Justice of India. After serving as a judge in the Gujarat High Court, Ahmadi was appointed judge to the Supreme Court in 1988. He was then elevated to ...more

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Abhay Thipsay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Judges from India
Abhay Thipsay
Justice Abhay Mahadeo Thipsay is a Judge at the Bombay High Court. He decided the Best Bakery case in Mumbai.

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Adarsh Sein Anand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Judges from India
Adarsh Sein Anand age 82
Adarsh Sein Anand was the 29th Chief Justice of India, serving from 10 October 1998 to 31 October 2001. Anand completed his studies in Jammu, Lucknow University, and University College London, ...more

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Anna Chandy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Judges from India
Anna Chandy Dec. at 91 (1905-1996)
Justice Anna Chandy was the first female judge in India and also the first woman in India to become a high court judge. Anna Chandy was born in 1905 and raised in Trivandrum. She was a Syrian ...more

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Anshuman Singh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Judges from India
Anshuman Singh age 84
Anshuman Singh is a former governor of Rajasthan. He was governor of the state from January 1999 to May 2003. Earlier he was governor of Gujarat state in 1998. Born in 1935 in Allahabad he ...more

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Arijit Pasayat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Judges from India
Arijit Pasayat age 75
Justice Arijit Pasayat is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India. He hails from Orissa, where he practised in matters relating to taxation and constitutional affairs before the Orissa ...more

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Avula Sambasiva Rao is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Judges from India
Avula Sambasiva Rao age 101
Justice Avula Sambasiva Rao was an Indian judge who was a Lok Ayukta and Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh; and also a Vice-chancellor of Andhra University. Rao was educated at Guntur, Madras and ...more

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B. N. Srikrishna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Judges from India
B. N. Srikrishna age 77
Bellur Narayanaswamy Srikrishna known as Justice Srikrishna or Justice B N Srikrishna is an Indian jurist and a retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India. From 1993–98, he headed the ...more

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C. K. Thakker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Judges from India
C. K. Thakker age 75
Justice C.K. Thakker is a judge in the Supreme Court of India. Justice Thakker was born at Mander near Porbandar in the State of Gujarat. He took primary education in Mander and Madhavpur, ...more

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Chand Mal Lodha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Judges from India
Chand Mal Lodha age 101
Chand Mal Lodha, also known as C M Lodha, was a chief justice of the Rajasthan High Court and the Guwahati High Court. He was born in 1918 at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, and graduated as a gold ...more

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Daulat Mal Bhandari is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Judges from India
Daulat Mal Bhandari Dec. at 97 (1907-2004)
Daulat Mal Bhandari was Chief Justice of High Court of Rajasthan in India, a member of the first Lok Sabha and a freedom fighter . He was member of Lok Sabha from 1952 to 1955 representing the ...more

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Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Judges from India
Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud age 60
Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud is the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and an eminent jurist in India.

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Elijah Impey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Judges from India
Elijah Impey Dec. at 77 (1732-1809)
Sir Elijah Impey was a British judge, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, Chief Justice of the Sadr Diwani Adalat and MP for New Romney.

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Faizanuddin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Judges from India
Faizanuddin age 87
Justice Faizanuddin is a former judge of the Supreme Court of India. Born in 1932 in Panna, Madhya Pradesh, he graduated from Hamidia College of Bhopal. He was appointed a judge of Madhya ...more

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Fathima Beevi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Judges from India
age 91
Justice M. Fathima Beevi was the first female judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court of India and the first Muslim woman to be appointed to any higher judiciary. She is the first woman judge ...more

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Gopal Ballav Pattanaik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Judges from India
Gopal Ballav Pattanaik age 81
Gopal Ballav Pattanaik was the 32nd Chief Justice of India. He was born on 19 December 1937 in the city of Cuttack, now in Odisha, India. He is the eldest son of Rashbehari Pattnaik and Bidulata ...more

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G. T. Nanavati is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Judges from India
G. T. Nanavati age 84
Girish Thakorlal Nanavati is a retired judge from the Supreme Court of India. After his retirement he has headed two commissions inquiring into the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots and the Godhra riots.

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Gopal Swarup Pathak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Judges from India
Dec. at 86 (1896-1982)
Gopal Swarup Pathak was the fourth Vice President of India from August 1969 to August 1974. Born on 26 February 1896 at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, he studied law at Allahabad University . He was ...more

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Guman Mal Lodha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Judges from India
Guman Mal Lodha Dec. at 83 (1926-2009)
Guman Mal Lodha was the chief justice of Gauhati High Court and former member of Lok Sabha. Born in 1926 in Nagaur District in Rajasthan, India, Lodha graduated with BCom and LLB degrees at ...more

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H. J. Kania is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Judges from India
H. J. Kania Dec. at 61 (1890-1951)
Sir Harilal Jekisundas Kania was the first Chief Justice of India, dying in office in 1951.

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H. S. Bedi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Judges from India
H. S. Bedi age 72
Harjit Singh Bedi is a justice of the Supreme Court of India. Bedi comes from a family of agriculturists from Sahiwal, now in Pakistan. He is a descendant of Guru Nanak, being number 17 in the ...more

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Hans Raj Khanna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Judges from India
Hans Raj Khanna Dec. at 96 (1912-2008)
Hans Raj Khanna was a legendary judge of the Supreme Court of India. Two of his judgements form the basis of modern constitutional law, decades after they were delivered. In the Habeas Corpus ...more

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Jagmohanlal Sinha is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Judges from India
Jagmohanlal Sinha Dec. at 88 (1920-2008)
Jagmohanlal Sinha was an Indian judge, who served in the Allahabad High Court. He is best known for his 1975 ruling in State of Uttar Pradesh v. Raj Narain case in which he invalidated the ...more

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Janaki Amma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Judges from India
Janaki Amma Dec. at 85 (1920-2005)
Justice Janaki Amma, popularly known as Justice P. Janaki Amma, is a former judge of the Kerala High Court. She was born in a village in Thrissur district of Kerala. She lived most of her life ...more

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C K Thakkar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Judges from India
C K Thakkar age 75
C. K. Thakkar is a judge serving the Supreme Court of India since June 2004.