Mishra was also a former Chairman of National Human Rights Commission,
MP Rajya Sabha and also headed Misra Panel set up by UPA Government to
look into the conditions of minorities.
Mishra was born on November 25, 1926 at Banpur in Odisha, was as the
21st Chief Justice of India, serving from September 25, 1990 to November
HE studied in Banpur High School,P.M. Academy and
later, in Ravenshaw College and Allahabad University.On September 18,
1950 he got enrolled as advocate of Odisha High Court,Cuttack where he
practiced law until 1969 when he was appointed as a Permanent Judge of
the Odisha High Court.
From November 6, 1980 to January 16,
1981 he was appointed as the acting Chief Justice of Odisha High Court
and from January 16 1981 he was appointed as the permanent Chief Justice
of the Odisha High court. He was then appointed Judge of the Supreme
Court in 1983. He became the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India
on September 25,1990 and retired on November 24, 1991.
He has served as the Chief Scout of the All India Boy Scouts Association since 1992.