Equity Sir Harilal Jekisundas Kania was the principal Chief Justice of India, biting the dust in office in 1951.He was the central equity of india from 1950 to 1951. || 'Justice Harilal Jekisundas Kania' (H J Kania) was the son of Jekisundas M. He Passed the High Court (O.S.) Examination in 1915. He Did B.A. from Samaldas College, Bhavnagar. He Did LL.B. from Government Law College, Bombay. He was Married in 1925 to Kusum daughter of Sir Chunilal Mehta. Justice Kania Conferred knighthood in 1943 and since then the Hon'ble Sir Harilal Jekisundas Kania. He was the Judge of High Court, Bombay from 1933-1946. He was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court in 1944 and 1945. He was appointed as the Judge of Federal Court on 20 June 1946 to 13 Aug. 1947. Justice Kania was appointed as the Judge of the Supreme Court of India. He took oath as the Chief Justice of India on 15 Aug. 1947. He became the first Chief Justice of Independent India and Republic of India. He retired on 06 November 1951.