Open main menu

Satya Brata Sinha (8 August 1944 – 19 March 2019), known as S. B. Sinha was an eminent jurist and a former judge of the Supreme Court of India.

Honourable Justice

Satya Brata Sinha
Judge of Supreme Court of India
In office
3 October 2002 – 8 August 2009
Nominated byBhupinder Nath Kirpal
Appointed byA. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Chief Justice of Delhi High Court
In office
26 November 2001 – 2 October 2002
Nominated bySam Piroj Bharucha
Appointed byKocheril Raman Narayanan
Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court
In office
11 December 2000 – 25 November 2001
Nominated byAdarsh Sein Anand
Appointed byKocheril Raman Narayanan
Personal details
Born(1944-08-08)8 August 1944
Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
Died19 March 2019(2019-03-19) (aged 74)
New Delhi, India
Spouse(s)Utpala Sinha


Justice S. B. Sinha was born on 8 August 1944 at Dhanbad in the state of Jharkhand, India. He Passed his matriculation examination from H.E. School, Dhanbad and received his Bachelor of Laws (B.L) Degree from Chota Nagpur Law College in 1967. Justice Joined the Dhanbad District Court in 1968 after which he shifted his practice to Ranchi upon constitution of the Permanent Bench of the Patna High Court in 1976.

He was designated as Senior Advocate by the Patna High Court. Subsequently, he was appointed as the first Government Advocate of the Ranchi Bench of the Patna High Court and was elevated to the Bench of Patna High Court on 9 March 1987. He was transferred to the Calcutta High Court on 11 May 1994. He has served as the Chief Justice of the High Courts of Calcutta, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi.

He was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 3 October 2002 and retired on 8 August 2009.[1]

TDSAT ChairmanEdit

On 3 November 2009, after retirement from the Supreme Court, Justice S. B. Sinha was appointed as the Chairman of the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) succeeding Justice Arun Kumar who retired in September, 2009.[2]


Justice Sinha died on 19 March 2019 at the age of 74 after brief illness in New Delhi. His funeral was held on 20 March. Leading legal luminaries and his contemporaries condoled the death of a stalwart of India's legal fraternity.


  1. ^ "Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.B. Sinha". Supreme Court of India. 2009. Archived from the original on 9 January 2010.
  2. ^ Press Trust of India (21 January 2013). "Justice S B Sinha joins TDSAT as Chairman". Business Standard. Retrieved 13 August 2018.