Hon'ble Chief Justice (Retd.)
Y.R Meena
Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court
In office
3 February 2007 – 30 June 2008
Appointed byA.P.J Abdul Kalam
Justice of Gujarat High Court
In office
3 April 2006 – 2 February 2007
Appointed byA.P.J Abdul Kalam
Acting Patron-in-Chief of Rajasthan State Judicial Academy
In office
22 October 2004 – 11 October 2005
Appointed byA. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Justice of Rajasthan High Court
In office
5 November 2001 – 3 April 2006
Appointed byK.R Narayanan
Justice of Calcutta High Court
In office
December 1997 – 4 November 2001
Appointed byK.R Narayanan
Additional Justice of Rajasthan High Court
In office
20 July 1990 – December 1997
Nominated byRanganath Mishra
Personal details
Born1 July 1946
Died21 March 2023

Y. R. Meena or Yad Ram Meena (1 July 1946 — 21 March 2023) was an Indian Judge and the former Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court.

Early life

Born on 1 July 1946 in Alwar, completed his B.A. Degree from B R College Alwar. Then completed his LL.B. degree from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.


Justice Y.R. Meena, son of Ramkripal Meena was born in 1946. He passed B.A. LL.B. and enrolled as an advocate in 1968. He practised in Civil, Criminal and Revenue Matters, appointed a Law Officer of the Law Commission of India in 1973. Justice Meena was appointed Deputy Legislative Counsel and Additional Legislative Counsel in Ministry of Law and Justice, Delhi in 1976 and 1979 respectively. In 1980 he became a Member of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal. On 20 July 1990 he was appointed an additional Judge of Rajasthan High Court and transferred to Calcutta High Court in December 1997.[1] In 2001 Meena was transferred to the Rajasthan High Court and took charge of the Acting Chief Justice since 2004. He was a Patron in Chief of Rajasthan State Judicial academy.[2] He was elevated in the post of the Chief Justice of High Court of Gujarat on 3 February 2007.[3] Justice Meena retired on 30 June 2008 from the post.[4] After the retirement he joined in the BJP in October 2008.[5] He died on 21 March 2023.[6][7]


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  2. ^ "LIST OF PAST HON'BLE PATRON-IN-CHIEF". Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Y R Meena appointed as Chief Justice of Gujarat HC". Zee News. 3 February 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Hon'ble Mr. Justice Y. R. MEENA". gujarathighcourt.nic.in. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Senior Congress leader, ex-chief justice join BJP". The Economic Times. 28 October 2008. ISSN 0013-0389. Retrieved 14 September 2023.
  6. ^ "Justice YR Meena, Former CJ Gujarat High Court passed away".
  7. ^ "Justice YR Meena, Former CJ Gujarat High Court passed away". www.thelawadvice.com. Retrieved 14 September 2023.