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Dr. Siva Sankara Rao was born on 29.03.1959 (recorded date of birth is-10-04-1957) at Sakurru Village of Amalapuram Mandal, East Godavari District. Dr.Raos late parents are Sri Gavarraju (Ex.Sarpanch) and Smt.Suryakantham of Agricultural family. Dr.Rao is 3rd of three brothers and four sisters, married Smt.Jayalakshmi, a postgraduate in Law and blessed with a daughter-Lalitha Sreeja. He hails from the family with famous surname Bulusu which produced several Vedic, Sanskrit and Telugu scholars and freedom fighters including the renowned freedom fighter Maharshi Bulusu Sambamurthy Garu-(Speaker of the then composite Madras State Assembly in the Rajajis Tenure) who is remembered as one of the earliest leaders to move the resolution for Purna Swaraj, which was finally made the aim of the Congress in 1929 session at Lahore and who was arrested and imprisoned in Vellore jail in said freedom movement. Dr. Rao pursued his academics at Sakurru, Bandarlanka, Amalapuram, Degree in Law and Masters Degree in Commerce within and from Andhra University, Masters Degree in Law from Kakatiya University and Ph.D. in Law from Acharya Nagarjuna University. Enrolled as an Advocate in March,1984 and joined the office of Sri Palagummi Surya Rao and also attached to Sri Duvvuri Markandeyulu of Amalapuram and practised in East Godavari, entered the Judicial Service in the year,1996 as District and Sessions Judge and worked as Additional District Judge at Khammam, Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge, Hyderabad for trail of the Jubilee Hills Car Bomb Blast case (newly constituted), Special Judge for CBI cases, Visakhapatnam, Judge, Family Court, Hyderabad, Additional Director and Director(FAC), A.P. Judicial Academy, Metropolitan Sessions Judge, Vijayawada, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Prakasam and Chairman, A.P.Endowments Tribunal (newly constituted) on deputation. Elevated as Addl. Judge, High Court of Andhra Pradesh w.e.f. 17-10-2013 and sworn in on 23-10-2013. Appointed as Judge of High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh and assumed charge as such on the afternoon of 02-03-2016. Retired on attaining the age of superannuation, on the afternoon of 09-04-2019.