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Hon’ble Sri Justice N.D. Krishna Rao was born on 19th July, 1904. Educated at Elementary School, Manjeshwar, Christian High School, Udipi, Ganapathy Secondary School, Mangalore, Government College, Mangalore Presidency College, Madras, School of Economic London and Brasenose College, Oxford. Joined the I.C.S. on 28th September, 1928 and served in Madras State till the formation of Andhra State, as Assistant and Sub-collector from 22nd November, 1928 to 18th July, 1935; District Munsif from 19th July, 1935 to 18th January, 1937. District Judge and Sub-collector from 23rd January, 1937 to 13th June, 1937; District Judge and Collector from 14th June, 1937 to 20th October, 1940. District Judge from 31st October 1940 to 20th February, 1955. Confirmed as District Judge, Grade-II on 18th June, 1941 and as District Judge, Grade-I from May 1952.

Appointed as Judge Andhra High Court on 21st February, 1955. Appointed Chief Justice on 8-7-1966. Retired on 19th July, 1966. Died on 21.2.1971.