K. G. Balakrishnan

Judge

1945 –

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Who is K. G. Balakrishnan?

Konakuppakatil Gopinathan Balakrishnan is presently the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of India. He is a former Chief Justice of India.

He was the first judge from the state of Kerala to become the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He was also the first person of Dalit origin to ascend to the post of the Chief Justice in the Supreme Court of India. His tenure lasting more than three years has been one of the longest in the Supreme Court of India.

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Born
May 12, 1945
Thalayolaparambu
Also known as
  • Judge K. G. Balakrishnan
Spouses
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • Government Law College, Ernakulam

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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