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Born on 19.11.1951.Did B.Com., LL.M., A.C.A (Chartered Accountant). Was Recipient of National Scholarship for LL.M. studies.Enrolled as an Advocate on 25.7.1976.

Was Solicitor to the Govt. of Gujarat and Additional Govt. Pleader, Gujarat High Court from April 1986 to August 1994 for conducting its matters arising under labour laws and service matters. Appeared before the High Court for several statutory bodies like Gujarat Public Service Commission, GEER and for several District Panchayats.

Was part-time Lecturer in Sir L. A. Shah Law College from 1976 to September 1995. Also taught LL.M. students for about a year.Elevated to the Bench of Gujarat High Court as Additional Judge on 18.9.1995 and confirmed as Permanent Judge on 18.6.1997.Appointed as Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court and assumed charge on 7.1.2008 F.N.

Transferred as the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court and relinquished the charge of office on the forenoon of 11.02.2010.