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Hon’ble Sri Justice K.Subba Rao was born on 15th July, 1902, educated at M.S.School, Rajahmundry, Veeresalingam’s High School, Rajahmundry, Government Arts College, Rajahmundry, Law College, Madras. Enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court of Madras on 13-12-1926. Practiced on the Original and Appellate Side in Madras High Court. Appointed as Permanent Judge, Madras High Court on 22nd March, 1948. Appointed as Chief Justice, Andhra High Court on its formation from 5th July, 1954. Acted as Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University from September, 1954 to September, 1955 in addition to his duties as Chief Justice.

First Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court from 1-11-1956 to 30-1-1958. Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 31-1-1958. Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 29-6-1966. Resigned on 11th April 1967. Died on 6-5-1976.