Thursday, September 06, 2012

Eminent Legal Personality | Justice H J Kania

  • Full Name Justice Harilal Jekisundas Kania.
  • Conferred knighthood in 1943 and since then the Hon'ble Sir Harilal Jekisundas Kania.
  • Son of Jekisundas M.
  • Married in 1925 to Kusum daughter of Sir Chunilal Mehta.
  • Did B.A. from Samaldas College, Bhavnagar.
  • Did LL.B. from Government Law College, Bombay.
  • Passed the High Court (O.S.) Examination in 1915.
  • Judge of High Court, Bombay from 1933-1946.
  • Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court in 1944 and 1945.
  • Appointed as the Judge of Federal Court on 20 June 1946 to 13 Aug. 1947.
  • Was appointed as the Judge of the Supreme Court of India.
  • Took oath as the Chief Justice of India on 15 Aug. 1947.
  • Became the first Chief Justice of Independent India and Republic of India.
  • Retired on 06 November 1951

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