Kailas Nath Wanchoo

Kailas Nath Wanchoo (25 February 1903 – 1988) was the tenth Chief Justice of India.

Kailas Wanchoo
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10th Chief Justice of India
In office
12 April 1967 – 24 February 1968
Appointed bySarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Preceded byK. Subba Rao
Succeeded byM. Hidayatullah
Chief Justice of Bombay High Court
Preceded byPrakash Chandra Tatia
D. N. Patel (acting)
Personal details
Born(1903-02-25)25 February 1903
Died1988 (aged 84–85)

He was born in Allahabad into a Kashmiri Pandit family and was educated on primary at Nowgong, Madhya Pradesh and middle at Pandit Pirthi Nath High School, Kanpur, Muir Central College, Allahabad and Wadham College, Oxford. He joined the Indian Civil Service as Joint Magistrate on 1 December 1926 in Uttar Pradesh.

Official positionsEdit

  • Allahabad High Court Judge, Feb. 1947-Jan. 1951
  • Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice 1951-58
  • Uttar Pradesh Judicial Reforms Committee Chairman, 1950–51
  • Indore Firing Inquiry Commission Sole Member, 1954
  • Dholpur Succession Case Commission Chairman, 1955
  • Law Commission Member, 1955.
  • Chief Justice of India on 12 April 1967. Retired on 24 February 1968.


Legal offices
Preceded by Chief Justice of India
12 April 1967 – 24 February 1968
Succeeded by