45 have served the Nation as Chief Justice of India. First was a November born. Present one is an October born. Of the 45, 23 CJIs were born in October/November/December/January. 22 others are spread over remaining 8 months. 4 special months thus account for 51% of CJIs, India has witnessed. Notably, next CJI was born in November. And that would make it a 52%.
It was not until Hon’ble Justice Kapadia [No. 38] came along, a September born made it to the helm. August is most special. It celebrates only 2 CJIs: Hon’ble Justice Bijan Kumar Mukherjea [No. 4]. He was born on Independence Day! Hon’ble Justice J.S. Khehar arrived 40 CJIs later [No. 44]! March has 2 [CJIs 7 and 26] as has June [CJIs 8 and 18].
Hon’ble Justice B.K. Mukherjea was a true scholar and is still considered amongst the most brilliant Judges who ever sat on the Court. This is also Hon’ble Justice R.F. Nariman’s opinion.