Mirza Hameedullah Beg [b. 1913] : Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India
Mirza Hameedullah Beg
M.A. (Cantab), Barrister-at-Law;
22 Feb 1913: Born at Lucknow. Son of the Hon'ble Mirza Samiullah Beg, former Chief Justice of Hyderabad State,
St. George's Summer School, Hyderabad (Deccan);
1929: Obtained a Gold Medal for a record performance securing first position in Senior Cambridge H.S.L.C. Examination.
1931: joined Trinity College, Cambridge, England; and obtained Honours in Archeaological and Anthropological and Historical Triposes.
1934: B.A. (Honours) degree in 1934.
M.A. degree, of the Cambridge University.
Attended advanced classes in Economics, Public Finance, Political Theory and Organisation, Constitutional Law and International Law, at the London School of Economics.
joined the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn.
Obtained a first class first in Hindu and Mohammedan Laws at the Bar Examinations held by the Council of Legal Education in England.
Feb 1941: called to the Bar.
1942: begin practising at Meerut and Allahabad as an Advocate of the Allahabad High Court. 1943-1946: Lecturer on Constitutional Law and on Equity at Meerut College, Meerut.
1946-1963: Allahabad University, On the Law of Evidence and on Human Law and Ancient Law, from 1949: enrolled as an Advocate of the Federal Court of India, and, subsequently of the Supreme Court of India, built up an extensive practice on all sides; was Standing Counsel to the Allahabad University, and to the U.P. Sunni Central Wakf Board, and appeared frequently for Municipal bodies.
11 Jun 1963: raised to the Bench of the Allahabad High Court. Sat both on the Criminal and Civil sides and then on the Tax Bench at the Allahabad High Court;
1967-1970: appointed Company Judge of the Allahabad High Court and was also incharge of the matrimonial and testamentary jurisdiction of the High Court.
Jan 1971: appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh.
10 Dec 1971: appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of India.Member of the International Law Association and of the World Association of Judges.
29 Jan 1977: Appointed as Chief Justice of India.
21 Feb 1978: Retired.