Hon'ble Justice (Retd.)

Navin Sinha
Judge of Supreme Court of India
In office
17 February 2017 – 18 August 2021
Nominated byJ. S. Khehar
Appointed byPranab Mukherjee
Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court
In office
12 May 2016 – 16 February 2017
Nominated byT. S. Thakur
Appointed byPranab Mukherjee
Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court
In office
9 April 2015 – 11 May 2016
Nominated byH. L. Dattu
Appointed byPranab Mukherjee
Judge of Patna High Court
In office
4 February 2004 – 8 April 2015
Nominated byV. N. Khare
Appointed byA. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Personal details
Born (1956-08-19) 19 August 1956 (age 65)
Alma materUniversity of Delhi

Navin Sinha is a former Judge of Supreme Court of India. Justice Sinha was elevated as a Judge of the Patna High Court before serving as Chief justice of Chhattisgarh High Court and after that as the Chief justice of Rajasthan High Court before being elevated to the Supreme Court of India.

Early life and education

Sinha was born on 19 August 1957. He was born in Kayastha (Zamindar) family of Lawyers/Administrators. Justice Sinha did his schooling at St. Xavier's High School, Patna,[1] and passed out in 1972. He moved on to New Delhi to do his graduation from Hindu College, Delhi[2] and did his LLB from Campus Law Centre of the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, in 1979.


Sinha joined bar on 26 July 1979 and practised for 23 years primarily at Patna High Court and specialised in civil, constitutional, labour, service, commercial, company, criminal laws. He was elevated as a judge there. He was made a permanent judge of Patna High Court on 4 February 2004.[3][4] He was transferred to Chhattisgarh High Court on 9 July 2014.

Justice Navin Sinha was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court on May 14, 2016. Justice Sinha was administered the oath as the 31st chief justice of the Rajasthan High Court by Governor Kalyan Singh.[5]


  1. ^ "Former Patna HC judge elevated to Supreme Court". Hindustan Times. 16 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Former Patna HC judge elevated to Supreme Court". Hindustan Times. 16 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Justice Navin Sinha appointed as acting chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 9 October 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  4. ^ "PIB Press Release". pib.nic.in. Press Information Bureau, India. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Justice Naveen Sinha takes oath as Chief Justice of Rajasthan". in.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 16 May 2016.