Verma, Jagdish Sharan, B.Sc., LL.B. - Born on 18th January, 1933.
Educated at Venkat High School, Satna (Madhya Pradesh); Government Jubilee Inter College,
Lucknow; Ewing Christian College, Allahabad and University of Allahabad. Enrolled Pleader
in the Vindhya Pradesh Judicial Commissioner's Court, Rewa in January, 1955; Advocate,
Madhya Pradesh High Court in August, 1959. Practised in constitutional, civil, criminal,
taxation and revenue matters. Appointed Additional Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court
from September 12, 1972, Permanent Judge of that High Court from 2.6.1973. Was Company
Judge in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh for several years; was also Chairman of Advisory
Boards constituted under the National Security Act and other preventive detention laws;
also headed the Administrative Committee of Madhya Pradesh High Court for several years;
Appointed Acting Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court from 27.10.1985 and permanent
Chief Justice from 14.6.1986. Transferred as Chief Justice from Madhya Pradesh High Court
to Rajasthan High Court on 1.9.1986. Twice Acting Governor of Rajasthan - from 15.10.1987
to 20.2.1988 and from 3.2.1989 to 20.2.1989. Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court from
3.6.1989. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 25.3.1997. Retired on 18.1.1998.