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Kailas Wanchoo
10th Chief Justice of India
In office
12 April 1967 – 24 February 1968
Appointed bySarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Preceded byK. Subba Rao
Succeeded byM. Hidayatullah
Judge of Supreme Court of India
In office
11 August 1958 – 11 April 1967
Appointed byRajendra Prasad
Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court
In office
2 January 1951 – 10 August 1958
Appointed byRajendra Prasad
Judge of Allahabad High Court
In office
17 February 1947 – 1 January 1951
Personal details
Born(1903-02-25)25 February 1903
Died1988 (aged 84–85)

Kailas Nath Wanchoo (25 February 1903 – 1988) was the tenth Chief Justice of India.

He was born in Allahabad into a Kashmiri Pandit family and was educated on primary at Nowgong, Madhya Pradesh and middle at Pandit Pirthi Nath High School, Kanpur, Muir Central College, Allahabad and Wadham College, Oxford. He joined the Indian Civil Service as Joint Magistrate on 1 December 1926 in Uttar Pradesh.

Official positions


Legal offices Preceded byKoka Subba Rao Chief Justice of India 12 April 1967 – 24 February 1968 Succeeded byMohammad Hidayatullah