Sam Piroj Bharucha

Judge, Person

1937 –


Who is Sam Piroj Bharucha?

Sam Piroj Bharucha was the 30th Chief Justice of India, serving from November 2001 until his retirement in 2002.

He began his legal career as an advocate of the Bombay High Court in 1960, and was appointed an Additional Judge in 1977. His judgeship was made permanent in 1978, and in 1991 he was appointed as Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court. In 1992, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of India, and became Chief Justice in 2001.

Bharucha is responsible for many significant legal decisions. He was part of the five judge constitutional panel which unanimously ruled on the 2001 dismissal of J. Jayalalithaa as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. It was the first and only such dismissal of a chief minister in India's history.

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May 6, 1937
Also known as
  • Judge Sam Piroj Bharucha
  • India

on July 23, 2013


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