Born on 5th July, 1956 in Jaunpur (district), Uttar Pradesh to Late Shri Chandrama Prasad Srivastava and Smt. Kalavathi Srivastava. Graduated in Arts in the year 1975. Obtained Law Degree in 1st Division from the Allahabad University in the year 1979. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh on 6th April, 1979. Thereafter, started practice on Civil and Original side at Allahabad High Court till elevation to the Bench. Worked as Standing Counsel of Allahabad University, State Mineral Development Corporation Limited and several Municipal Boards, Banks and Education Institutions. Elected as Senior Vice-President of the Allahabad High Court Bar Association. Elevated as permanent Judge of the Allahabad High Court on 24th April, 2001. Served as Chairman, Higher Judicial Services Committee and headed several other committees. Sworn in as Judge of the High Court of Kerala on 10-7-2014, and took charge as Acting Chief Justice on 1-8-2014. Sworn in as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala on 26-3-2015. Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13th May, 2016.