Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna was born on 20th May, 1959. He enrolled as an advocate on 21st, November 1984 and practised Civil, Constitutional, Company, Service and Labour matters in the High Court as well as the Civil and Labour Courts. He also worked as legal advisor to Central Public Sector Undertakings and worked as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel from 1999 onwards till 2005. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on 6th January, 2006 and became a permanent judge on 1stMarch, 2007. He was elevated as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court on 29thOctober, 2018. He was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 24thMay, 2019. He is due to retire on May 19, 2024.