Hon'ble Former Judges and Chief Justice's of High Court J & K
Former Chief Justices & Judges
Hon'ble Shri Justice Kanwar Sain
27-04-1928 to 16-02-1931
Hon'ble Shri Justice Sir Birjor Dalal
16-02-1931 to 24-11-1936
Hon'ble Shri Justice Abdul Qayoom
24-11-1936 to 20-07-1940
Hon'ble Shri Justice Rachpal Singh
13-08-1940 to 06-03-1942
Hon'ble Shri Justice Ganga Nath
24-06-1942 to 23-10-1945
Hon'ble Shri Justice Sir S.K. Ghose
29-03-1946 to 29-03-1948
Hon'ble Shri Justice Janki Nath Wazir
30-03-1948 to 02-12-1967
Hon'ble Shri Justice Syed Murtaza Fazl Ali
03-12-1967 to 01-04-1975
Hon'ble Shri Justice Raja Jaswant Singh
02-04-1975 to 23-01-1976
Hon'ble Shri Justice M.R.A. Ansari
23-01-1976 to 08-11-1977
Hon'ble Shri Justice Mian Jalal-ud-Din
15-02-1978 to 22-02-1980
Hon'ble Shri Justice Mufti Baha-ud-Din
07-03-1983 to 23-08-1983
Hon'ble Shri Justice V.Angarial Khalid
24-08-1983 to 24-06-1984
Hon'ble Dr. Justice Adarsh Sein Anand
11-05-1985 to 23-10-1989
Hon'ble Shri Justice S.S. Kang
24-10-1989 to 14-05-1993
Hon'ble Shri Justice S.C. Mathur
10-10-1993 to 17-03-1994
Hon'ble Shri Justice S. Sagir Ahmed
18-03-1994 to 22-09-1994
Hon'ble Shri Justice M. Ramakrishna
10-10-1994 to 15-06-1997
Hon'ble Shri Justice Bhawani Singh
16-06-1997 to 21-02-2000
Hon'ble Dr. Justice B.P. Saraf
21-02.2000 to 22-08.2001
Hon'ble Shri Justice H. K. Sema
12-09-2001 to 08-04-2002
Hon'ble Shri Justice B. C. Patel
16-05-2002 to 04-03-2003
Hon'ble Shri Justice S. N. Jha
04-02-2004 to 11-10-2005
Hon'ble Shri Justice B. A. Khan
25-01-2007 to 31-03-2007
Hon'ble Shri Justice Aftab Alam
07-06-2007 to 10-11-2007
Hon'ble Shri Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan
07-01-2008 to 28-08-2008
Hon'ble Shri Justice Manmohan Sarin
04-09-2008 to 19-10-2008
Hon'ble Shri Justice Barin Ghosh
03-01-2009 to 13-04-2010
Hon'ble Dr. Justice Aftab Hussain Saikia
13-04-2010 to 06-04-2011
Hon'ble Shri Justice F. M. Ibrahim Kalifulla
24-02-2011 to 02-04-2012
Hon'ble Shri Justice M. M. Kumar
08-06-2012 to 04-01-2015
Hon'ble Shri Justice N. Paul Vasanthakumar
02-02-2015 to 14-03-2017
Shri Justice Bodh Raj Sawhney
26-03-1928 to 24-11-1936
Shri Justice Aga Syed Hussain
10-08-1928 to 30-07-1931
Shri Justice Pt. Kishen Lal Kichlu
24-11-1936 to 13-08-1940
Shri Justice Qazi Masud Hassan
20-07-1940 to 01-03-1950.
Shri Justice Lala Haveli Ram
07-03-1942 to 24-06-1942.
Shri Justice Jia Lal Kilam
30-04-1948 to 18-08-1958.
Shri Justice M. A. Shahmiri
18-06-1949 to 27-03-1958.
Shri Justice K.V. Gopala Krishnan Nair
18-06-1958 to 02-02-1963.
Shri Justice Janki Nath Bhat
26-04-1963 to 28-02-1972.
Shri Justice Basudeva Mukerjee
12-06-1967 to 12-12-1967.
Shri Justice Anant Singh
12-12-1967 to 11-12-1970.
Shri Justice Ram Narain Gurtu
15-12-1967 to 14-12-1968.
Shri Justice Mian Jalal-ud-Din
10-07-1968 to 14-02-1978.
Shri Justice Mufti Baha-ud-Din
27-08-1976 to 10-09-1976 and19-02-1979 to 23-02-1980.
Shri Justice Ishwar Singh
08-03-1972 to 28-10-1972.
Shri Justice Wasi ' ud ' Din
10-08-1972 to 28-10-1972.
Shri Justice Devi Dass Thakur
23-03-1973 to 21-02-1975.
Shri Justice Dr. Adarsh Sein Anand
26-05-1975 to 10-05-1985.
Shri Justice Ghulam Mohd. Mir
17-11-1976 to 10-09-1981.
Shri Justice Iqbal Kishen Kotwal
17-11-1976 to 10-09-1983.
Shri Justice Mazhar Ali Shah
25-05-1981 to 03-08-1989.
Shri Justice M.L. Bhat
25-05-1981 to 23-10-1989.
Shri Justice K.K. Gupta
07-08-1984 to 19-10-1992.
Shri Justice S.M. Razvi
30-05-1984 to 28-06-1995.
Shri Justice G.A. Kuchhai
04-02-1985 to 13-09-1994.
Hon'ble Shri Justice R.P. Sethi
30-05-1986 to 17-10-1993.
Hon'ble Shri Justice V.K. Gupta
07-11-1990 to 04-05-1996.
Hon'ble Shri Justice B.A. Khan
12-11-1990 to 07-10-1997 and 12-10-2005 to 24.01.2007
Shri Justice M.L. Koul
14-10-1991 to 31-10-1994.
Shri Justice A.Q. Parray
14-10-1991 to 14-08-1998.
Shri Justice Syed Sagir Ahmed
01-11-1993 to 17-01-1994.
Hon'ble Shri Justice T.S. Thakur
16-02-1994 to 04-03-1994.
Shri Justice R.K. Nehru
24-10-1994 to 13-10-1996
Hon'ble Shri Justice M.Y. Kawoosa
11-12-1995 to 30-12-1999
Hon'ble Shri Justice B.A. Nazki
06-01-1995 to 14-10-1997.
Hon'ble Shri Justice Bhawani Singh
22-03-1996 to 16-06-1997.
Shri Justice G.L. Raina
26-11-1997 to 19-06-2000
Shri Justice O.P. Sharma
26-11-1997 to 16-04-2001
Sh. Justice G.D. Sharma
11-12-1995 to 17-03-2001
Hon'ble Sh. Justice A.K. Goel
30-11-1995 to 03-06-2001
Shri Justice A. M. Mir
21-01-1991 to 24-03-2002
Shri Justice T. S. Doabia
11-12-1997 to 13-02-2003
Shri Justice B. L. Bhat
11-06-2001 to 07-08-2003
Shri Justice Muzaffar Jan
05-03-2001 to 20-03-2004
Shri Justice Bashir-Ud-Din
26-11-1997 to 23-06-2004
Shri Justice Sudesh Kumar Gupta
11-06-2001 to 20-08-2005
Hon'ble Shri Justice V. K Jhanji
02-12-2001 to 11-10-2005
Hon'ble Shri Justice R. C Gandhi
06-01-1995 to 15-01-2006
Hon'ble Shri Justice Permod Kohli
07-01-2003 to 28-04-2006
Hon'ble Shri Justice B. A. Khan
12-10-2005 to 24-01-2007
Hon'ble Shri Justice Bashir. A. Kirmani
09-06-2005 to 13-06-2008
Hon'ble Shri Vinod Gupta
05-11-2008 to 05-04-2009
Hon'ble Shri Justice Yash Paul Nargotra
07-01-2003 to 22-08-2009
Hon'ble Shri Justice Nirmal Singh
18-03-2005 to 06-09-2009
Hon'ble Shri Justice Nisar Ahmad Kakru
26-11-1997 to 18-02-2010
Hon'ble Shri Justice Sunil Hali
15-03-2008 to 03-07-2011
Hon'ble Shri Justice Hakim Imtiyaz Hussain
30-09-2004 to 15-07-2011
Hon'ble Shri Justice Jai Pal Singh
04-10-2005 to 05-04-2013
Hon'ble Shri Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir
31-01-2005 to 27-11-2013
Hon'ble Shri Justice Virender Singh
19-04-2007 to 01-11-2014
Hon'ble Shri Justice Hasnain Massodi
13-11-2009 to 01-01-2016
Hon'ble Shri Justice Bansi Lal Bhat
08-03-2013 to 18-04-2016
Hon'ble Shri Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar
05-03-2010 to 29-01-2017
JUDGES OF J&K HIGH COURT TRANSFERRED TO OTHER HIGH COURTS
Hon'ble Sh. Justice V.K. Gupta Was appointed as Hon'ble Judge of High Court of J&K from 07.11.1990 and worked as such upto 04.05.1996. Thereafter was transferred to Calcutta High Court and worked as such upto October 2000. Was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court on 15.11.2000 and has the privilege of swearing in the First Governor of the newly created State of Jharkhand. Was appointed as First Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court on 04.12.2000 and was sworn in as such on 05.12.2000. Was transferred as Chief Justice to High Court of Himachal Pradesh on 08.03.2003.
Hon'ble Sh. Justice T.S. Thakur Was appointed as Hon'ble Judge of High Court of J&K on 16.02.1994 and worked as such upto 04.03.1994. Was transferred to High Court of Karnataka on 24-03-1994 and thereafter transferred to High Court of Delhi in July 2004.
Hon'ble Sh. Justice B.A. Nazki Was appointed as Hon'ble Judge of High Court of J&K on 06.01.1995 and worked as such upto 14.10.1997. Was transferred to High Court of Andhra Pradesh on 15.10.1997 and was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh on 04.04.2005.
Hon'ble Sh. Justice R.C. Gandhi Born on 22-01-1948. Enrolled as Pleader on 10-09-1974 and as an Advocate on 28-02-1981. Practised in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and Service matters. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, on 06-01-1995. Appointed as permanent Judge on 26-11-1997 and worked as such upto 15.01.2006. Was transferred to High Court of Rajasthan and took oath on 17.01.2006.
Hon'ble Shri Justice Permod Kohli Born on 01-03-1951. After graduation from GGM Science College, Jammu secured Degree of Law from University of Jammu in the year 1972. Joined Bar at Jammu on being enrolled on 12-10-1972. Appointed Additional Advocate General of the State during Governor's Rule in the year 1990 and took over as the Advocate General of the State in December 1990 continued as Advocate General upto January 1992 and designated as Senior Advocate in April 1991. His Lordship appointed Additional Judge of the High Court of J&K on 07-01-2003 and as permanent Judge on 03-01-2005 and worked as such upto 28.04.2006.Was transferred to Jharkhand High Court, Ranchi and took oath on 04.05.2006 and remained there upto 04.05.2007. Was transferred to High Court of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh and took oath on 10.05.2007.
Hon'ble Shri Justice Nisar Ahmad Kakru Born on 26-10-1949. Enrolled as a Pleader in August 1975, as a Vakil on 06-02-1979 and as an Advocate on 01-04-1982. Practised at Baramulla in the District & Sessions Court and other Courts from August 1975 to 1983. Appointed as Public Prosecutor in Sessions Court, Baramulla, and functioned as such from 1978-1981. Resigned when private practice to the Public Prosecutors was disallowed by the Government. From 1984 practised in District Courts and the Jammu and Kashmir High Court in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Service, Labour, Company matters etc. Appointed Chief Government Advocate (Additional Advocate General) from Feb. 1988 to Jan. 1990. Resigned when the Government in place at the relevant point in time stepped down; Advocate General of the State from Nov. 1996 to Nov. 1997. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on 26.11.1997 and as permanent Judge of the same High Court from 20.12.1999. Functioned as Executive Chairman of J&K State Legal Services Authority and Chairman of J&K High Court Legal Services Committee. Functioned as the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, on three occasions, from 01.04.2007 to 06.06.2007, 12.11.2007 to 07.01.2008 and 20.10.2008 to 02.01.2009. Appointed as Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court, vide Notification No. K. 11017/1/2010-US.II dated 11.02.2010, issued by Government of India, Ministry of Law and Justice.
Hon'ble Shri Justice Sunil Hali Born in Srinagar on 22.02.1951. Early education in C.M.S. Tyndale Bisco School, Srinagar. Passed B.Sc. in 1971 through Jammu University and also passed L.L.B. in the year 1973 through Jammu University. Started practice in Jammu Court and shifted to Srinagar in 1977. Started working in the office of Late Sh. P.L.Handoo (Advocate). Establish himself as good Lawyer particularly on the writ side. Migrated to Jammu in the year 1990 on account of militancy. Established a good practice in Hon'ble High Court Srinagar/Jammu, conducted many important cases in Hon'ble High Court of both wings including Excise, Sales Tax, Forest Nationalization cases. Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 15.03.2008. Appointed as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 05.03.2010. Transferred to High Court of Allahabad on 03.07.2011.
Hon'ble Shri Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir Born on 25-04-1955 at village Rajpora, Tehsil Pulwama, District Pulwama. Did Schooling from same Village. Joined Amar Singh College in 1975 and Completed his Bachelors Degree (BA) in 1976. Did L.L.B in 1978. Joined bar in the same year and practiced till 1993. Appeared in Higher Judicial services examination in the year 1992 and secured Ist position in the state. Appointed as Pr. District & Sessions Judge, Kupwara on 27th May, 1993. Posted as Pr. District & Sessions Judge, Anantnag in (1995-1998). Posted as Presiding Officer, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Srinagar from 1998-2000. Placed in the selection grade in the year 1998. Posted as Principal District & Session Judge, Budgam from 2000-2002. Placed in super time Scale in the year 2002. Posted as Presiding Officer, designated court of TADA/ Special Judge, POTA for Kashmir Division in 2002-2004. Posted as Additional District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar in 2004. Posted as Principal District & Session Judge, Srinagar from 2004 till elevated as additional Judge of the High Court of J&K. Sworn in as additional Judge of the High Court on 31.01.2005. Appointed as permanent Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 07.07.2007. On transfer from Jammu and Kashmir, took oath as Judge and assumed charge of the office of the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh on 27th November, 2013 (Forenoon).
Hon'ble Shri Justice Virender Singh Born on 07-10-1954. After graduation from Government College, Rohtak, completed his Degree of Law from J. V. Jain College, Saharanpur. Entered the legal profession in June, 1978. Practised mostly on Criminal side besides dealing with cases under the Motor Vehicles Act and Hindu Marriage Act. Upon the year 1988 practised at Rohtak. Thereafter came to Chandigarh. Remained as Deputy Advocate General, Haryana firstly from May 1995 to April 1996 and then from July 1996 to January 1999. Elavated as Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court on 02.07.2002. Transferred to High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and assumed charge of office on 19.04.2007. Functioned as the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir from 02.04.12 to 08.06.12. Appointed as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court, and assumed charge on 01.11.2014 (Forenoon).