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Engalaguppe Venkataramiah
19th Chief Justice of India
In office
19 June 1989 – 17 December 1989
Nominated byCollegium of judges headed by CJI R S Pathak
Appointed byPresident Ramaswamy Venkataraman
Preceded byR.S. Pathak
Succeeded bySabyasachi Mukharji
Personal details
Born(1924-12-18)18 December 1924
Died24 September 1997(1997-09-24) (aged 72)
ChildrenB. V. Nagarathna

Engalaguppe Seetharamiah Venkataramiah (18 December 1924 – 24 September 1997[1]) was the 19th Chief Justice of India, serving from 19 June 1989 until his retirement on 17 December 1989.

He began his legal career in 1946, and was appointed as a Judge of Karnataka High Court in November 1970.

In March 1979, he was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India, and he became Chief Justice of India in June 1989. Incidentally he is the first person from Karnataka to become the Chief Justice of India. He died of a heart attack on 24 September 1997.


  1. ^ "Obituary Events in 1997". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 31 December 2003. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
Legal offices Preceded byRaghunandan Swarup Pathak Chief Justice of India 19 June 1989– 17 December 1989 Succeeded bySabyasachi Mukharji