Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla

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Honourable Justice

Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla
Judge of Supreme Court of India
In office
2 April 2012 – 22 July 2016
Nominated byRajendra Mal Lodha
Appointed byPranab Mukherjee
Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court
In office
24 February 2011 – 2 April 2012
Nominated byS. H. Kapadia
Appointed byPratibha Patil
Personal details
Born (1951-07-23) 23 July 1951 (age 67)
Karaikudi, Tamilnadu

Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla (born 23 July 1951) is a former judge of the Supreme Court of India.

Early life[edit]

Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla was born on 23 July 1951, in Karaikudi, Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu, India.[1]


Kalifulla enrolled as an advocate on 20 August 1975, after which he began practicing labour law in the law firm of T.S. Gopalan & Co. On 2 March 2000, he was appointed as a judge of the Madras High Court. In February 2011, he became a member of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and was appointed to serve as the acting Chief Justice two months later. In September 2011, he was named as the Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir. On 2 April 2012, he was named to the Supreme Court of India, sworn in by Chief Justice Sarosh Homi Kapadia.[1][2] Justice Kalifulla retired from the Supreme Court of India on 22 July 2016. On 8 March 2019 a five-judge Constitution Bench has referred Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri disputed structure land dispute case to mediation for amicable settlement. The bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, appointed a three-member panel to act as mediators. The panel will be headed by former Supreme Court judge FM Kalifullah with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (spiritual leader) and mediation expert Sriram Panchu as other members.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Hon'ble Mr. Justice F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla". Supremecourtofindia.nic.in. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Justice Kalifulla is new SC judge". Indian Express. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. ^ https://www.dnaindia.com/india/photo-gallery-sc-refers-ayodhya-case-for-mediation-all-you-need-to-know-about-3-member-panel-2727530