KANIA, MADHUKAR HIRALAL, s of Hiralal J. Kania & Bhanumati; b. 18 Nov. 1927, at Bombay;m. Rupa; d. two; Ed: B.A. (Hons), LL.B; Fellow, Govt. Law College, Bombay 1949-1950;Part-time Prof. 1956-1962;Asstt. Government Pleader for State of Maharashtra in the Bombay City Civil Court, 1964-67;Govt. Pleader in the Bombay City Civil Court, 1967-69;Addl. Judge, Bombay High Court, November 4, 1969;Judge, Bombay High Court, 1971;Acting Chief Justice, Bombay High Court, October,1985;Chief Justice, Bombay High Court, June 1986;Judge, Supreme Court of India, Ist May, 1987; Chief Justice of India,13-12-1991;Retired on 17.11.1992.