B. P. Singh (judge)

Bisheshwar Prasad Singh (born 9 July 1942) is an Indian Judge and former Judge of Supreme Court of India .

Honourable Justice

Bisheshwar Prasad Singh
Judge of Supreme Court of India
In office
14 December 2001 – 8 July 2007
Nominated bySam Piroj Bharucha
Appointed byKocheril Raman Narayanan
Chief Justice of Bombay High Court
In office
31 March 2000 – 13 December 2001
Nominated byAdarsh Sein Anand
Appointed byKocheril Raman Narayanan
Personal details
Born9 July 1942
Alma materDelhi University

Early lifeEdit

Singh was born in 1942 in a Judge's family. He is the grandson of Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha, 6th Chief Justice of India and his father Rameshwar Prasad Singh was a judge of the Patna High Court. He studied at St. Xavier's High School, Patna and St. Columba's School, Delhi. He passed Senior Cambridge examination with first Division in 1958 and entered into Hindu College, Delhi. Singh completed his graduation from Delhi University in 1961 and became the topper of the University. In 1963 he passed Law from Delhi University.[1]


He was enrolled as an Advocate in October 1963 and started practice in the Supreme Court of India on Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters. He became the additional Judge of Patna High Court on 9 March 1987. Singh was transferred to the Karnataka High Court in 1990. On 9 September 1991 he was re transferred to Patna High Court again. On 31 March 2000 Justice Singh was appointed as the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court. He was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 14 December 2001.[2][3] He retired on 8 July 2007 from the post.[4]


  1. ^ "Hon'ble Mr. Chief Justice Bisheshwar Prasad Singh". Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  2. ^ "B.P. Singh elevated to SC". The Hindu. PTI. 12 December 2001. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ "CHIEF JUSTICE MR. BISHESHWAR PRASAD SINGH". Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  4. ^ "NAME OF THE HON'BLE JUDGE". sci.gov.in. Archived from the original on 17 November 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2019.