Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar CJ of Kerala HC

Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar CJ of Kerala HC

Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar will be sworn in as the chief justice of Kerala High Court on September 22.

He is now the acting chief justice of Kerala High Court after Justice Ashok Bhushan, who was chief justice of Kerala High Court, became a Supreme Court judge.

Born on May 5, 1958 at Chikkerur in Haveri district, Mohan Mallikarjunagouda Shantanagoudar did his schooling at Basel Mission Practising School and RLS High School and obtained his BSc from Karnatak Science College in Dharwad. After completing LLB from University Law College, Dharwad, he practised as a lawyer under the guidance of I G Hiregoudar at Dharwad for a year and moved to the Karnataka High Court, Bengaluru, and joined the chambers of Shivaraj Patil. While practising as an advocate at Karnataka High Court, he was also the president of Karnataka Bar Council.

He served as the state public prosecutor for three years before being elevated to the additional judge of Karnataka High Court in May 2003 and as a permanent judge in September 2004.

President of Dharwad Bar Association V D Kamaraddi, office-bearers of Karnataka College Alumni Association, Basel Mission Practising School headmaster Wilson Maily and others congratulated Justice Shantanagoudar.

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