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179. Justice Altamas Kabir

Chief Justice of India 
      Sep 29, 2012  to

Judge, Supreme Court of India
Assumed office
September 09, 2005
Chief Justice, Jharkhand High Court
In office
March 01, 2005 – September 08, 2005

Judge, Calcutta High Court,Kolkata
In office
August 06, 1990 – February 29, 2005
Personal details
Born July 19, 1948
Kolkata,West Bengal,India
Nationality Indian

Altamas Kabir (born 19 July 1948 in Kolkata,West Bengal) is a justice of the Supreme Court of India.

Early life and education

He studied law at the University of Calcutta,Kolkata.


Kabir became an advocate in 1973 and practiced civil and criminal law in Kolkata at the district court and the Calcutta High Court,Kolkata. He became a permanent judge in the Calcutta High Court on August 6, 1990. On 3 January 2005 he became a chief justice of the Jharkhand High Court.He was elevated as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court on March 1, 2005 and became a judge of the Supreme Court of India on September 9, 2005. On September 28, 2012 he became the 39th Chief Justice of India after Incumbent Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia relinquished office on 28th September 2012.
He is due to retire on 19 July 2013.

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