The Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mirza Hameedullah Beg, M.A. (Cantab), Barrister-at-Law; Born at Lucknow on 22nd February, 1913; son of the Hon'ble Mirza Samiullah Beg, former Chief Justice of Hyderabad State; educated at St. George's Summer School, Hyderabad (Deccan); Obtained a Gold Medal for a record performance securing first position in Senior Cambridge H.S.L.C. Examination, 1929; joined Trinity College, Cambridge, England, 1931, and obtained Honours in Archeaological and Anthropological and Historical Triposes; took the B.A. (Honours) degree in 1934, and then the M.A. degree, of the Cambridge University, attended advanced classes in Economics, Public Finance, Political Theory and Organisation, Constitutional Law and International Law, at the London School of Economics, joined the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn; obtained a first class first in Hindu and Mohammedan Laws at the Bar Examinations held by the Council of Legal Education in England, was called to the Bar in February, 1941; practised at Meerut and Allahabad as an Advocate of the Allahabad High Court from 1942; Lecturer on Constitutional Law and on Equity at Meerut College, Meerut, from 1943 to 1946, and, at the Allahabad University, On the Law of Evidence and on Human Law and Ancient Law, from 1946 to 1963; enrolled as an Advocate of the Federal Court of India in 1949, and, subsequently of the Supreme Court of India, built up an extensive practice on all sides; was Standing Counsel to the Allahabad University, and to the U.P. Sunni Central Wakf Board, and appeared frequently for Municipal bodies; raised to the Bench of the Allahabad High Court on 11th June, 1963; sat both on the Criminal and Civil sides and then on the Tax Bench at the Allahabad High Court; appointed Company Judge of the Allahabad High Court and was also incharge of the matrimonial and testamentary jurisdiction of the High Court from the middle of 1967 to 1970; appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh in January, 1971; appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 10.12.1971; Member of the International Law Association and of the World Association of Judges.
- Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 29.01.1977.
- Retired on 21.02.1978.
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