Born on October 10, 1955. Obtained M.A., LL.B. from University of Calcutta. Joined legal profession on 5th July, 1982 as an Advocate, practiced mainly in Civil and Writ matters. Elevated as Permanent Judge of the High Court of Calcutta on 15th September, 2000. Took oath as Judge of the Karnataka High Court on 15th April, 2015. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Karnataka on 1st June, 2015. Took oath as the Chief Justice, High Court of Karnataka on 23rd February, 2016.