Justice Biswanath Somadder born on 15th December, 1963. Passed B.A. and LL.B. Examination from the University of Calcutta. Did a Certificate Course on “Office Automation Tools” under the Computer Education Programme of Regional Computer Centre, Calcutta. He was enrolled as an Advocate on 21st July, 1989. Practised in the High Court at Calcutta as well as the Supreme Court of India. Also appeared before CESTAT, Eastern Regional Bench. Practised in Constitutional (Customs & Central Excise, FERA, Telecommunication, Education, Service & Income Tax), Arbitration,Company, Revenue, Civil and Criminal matters. Specialised in Revenue, Arbitration and Constitutional Laws. Was Senior Counsel for the Central Government in the High Court at Calcutta. Was also the Hony. Joint Secretary of the BarLibrary Club of Calcutta High Court, till just prior to his elevation.
He was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on 22nd June, 2006. Was appointed as the Executive Chairman of the State Legal Services Authority, West Bengal, by the Governor of West Bengal, vide notification dated 5th November, 2018.
Appointed as Judge-in-Charge, Administrative Department, High Court at Calcutta, to discharge the functions assigned under the Appellate Side Rules of the High Court at Calcutta, with effect from 19th November, 2018.
He was the Acting Chief Justice from 1st January, 2019 till 3rd April, 2019.Assumed charge as Judge of Allahabad High Court on and from 17th October, 2019. Elevated to the office of the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court on 27th April, 2020.