This article relates to the Judge, for the actor see K. N. Singh

Kamal Narain Singh
22nd Chief Justice of India
In office
25 November 1991 – 12 December 1991
Appointed byRamaswamy Venkataraman
Preceded byRanganath Misra
Succeeded byM.H. Kania
Chairman, 13th Law Commission of India
In office
Personal details
Born(1926-12-13)13 December 1926
Died8 September 2022(2022-09-08) (aged 95)
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Alma materUniversity of Allahabad

Kamal Narain Singh (13 December 1926 – 8 September 2022)[1] was the 22nd Chief Justice of India. He was educated at L.R.L.A. High School in Sirsa and Ewing Christian College in Allahabad and was a graduate of the University of Allahabad. At 17 days, his tenure as chief justice is the shortest.[2]

Legal career

As a lawyer, Singh practiced civil, constitutional and taxation law since 1957. His first judicial appointment was as Additional Judge of the Allahabad High Court in 1970 and Permanent Judge in 1972. He joined the Supreme Court in 1986 and served as Chief Justice of India from 25 November 1991 until 12 December 1991. He was honored with "Proud Past Alumni" by the University of Allahabad Alumni Association.[3][4]


  1. ^ Former CJI KN Singh passes away
  2. ^ Nanjappa, Vicky (19 June 2018). "Convention breached just twice: How is the Chief Justice of India appointed". One India. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Our Proud Past". Allahabad University Alumni Association. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Our Proud Past". Allahabad University Alumni Association. Archived from the original on 15 January 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
Legal offices Preceded byRanganath Misra Chief Justice of India 25 November 1991–12 December 1991 Succeeded byMadhukar Hiralal Kania