PRAYAGRAJ: Former Chief Justice of India Kamal Narain Singh, who was the Chief Justice of India (CJI) for the shortest period of 17 days in 1991, died at his residence in Prayagraj.
Born on 13 December 1926, he was the 22nd Chief Justice of India. He remained CJI for the shortest period of time. He was appointed as the Chief Justice of India on 25 November 1991 and retired on 12 December 1991. He was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court on March 10 in 1986.
“Justice K.N Singh, former Chief Justice of India has left for heavenly abode on 8 September at Allahabad,” A statement issued by, Registrar (Protocol) Allahabad High Court says . His funeral procession would take place on Friday at Shankar Ghat, Teliyarganj in Prayagraj.
He was a lawyer since 1957 and was specialised in civil, constitutional, and taxes law. In 1970, he was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Allahabad High Court and in 1972 was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the court.
Later on, he joined the Supreme Court in 1986 and became Chief Justice of India from 25 November 1991 until 12 December 1991.