Supreme Court of India

Raghunandan Swarup Pathak

R. S. Pathak

Pathak, Raghunandan Swarup, M.A.,LL.B., Born on November 25, 1924. Educated at St. Joseph's High School, Allahabad; Ewing Christian College, Allahabad; Allahabad University. Enrolled as an Advocate of the Allahabad High Court on November 8, 1948. Practised at Allahabad in Constitutional Law, Income-tax, Sales Tax and other Taxation Laws; Civil Law, Company Law and Industrial Disputes cases. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Allahabad High Court for a period of two years with effect from October 1, 1962. Appointed permanent Judge of that High Court on July 23, 1963. Appointed Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court on March 18, 1972. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on February 20, 1978, taken over as Chief Justice of India on December 21, 1986. Relinquished the office of the Chief Justice of India on 18.06.1989 on appointment as Judge, International Court of Justice.

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