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Hon’ble Sri Justice O. Chinnappa Reddi was born on 25th September, 1922. Educated at London Mission High School, Gooty, Loyola College, Madras, Law College, Madras. Enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court of Madras on 21.8.1944. Did both Civil and Criminal but mainly Criminal work at Hyderabad. Appointed as Public Prosecutor from 21.6.60 and continued as such till his appointment as Additional Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh for a period of 2 years with effect from 21.8.1967. Permanent Judge on 27.11.1967. Transferred from Andhra Pradesh High Court to Punjab and Haryana High Court and assumed charge with effect from 28.6.1976 (F.N.) Retransferred as Judge of Andhra Pradesh High Court from 9.9.1977.

Appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of India with effect from 17.1.1978.