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Born on 20.07.1947 to late Mr. S.Santhiagu and late Mrs. Savariammai both were teachers. Native Place is Tenkulam Pudur, Tirunelveli District. Wife’s name is Mrs. Ebi Ashok Kumar, M.A. of Karungulam, Tirunelveli District. Have four children, two sons and two daughters.

Studied st Form to P.U.C. at St. Xavier’s High School and College, Palayamkottai; B.Sc., at St. John’s College, Palayamkottai; M.Sc., at St. Joseph’s College, Trichy and B.L. at Law College, Madras.

Practised at Tirunelveli Bar from 1971 to 1987.

Appointed as directly recruited District and Sessions Judge on 16.11.1987. Served as Trainee District Judge, Coimbatore from 1987-1988; Additional District Judge, Ramnad from June 1988 to May 1989; Presiding Officer, E.C.Court and Consumer Court, Coimbatore from June 1989-1991; Presiding Officer, Additional & Principal Labour Courts, Madras from 1991 to 1994; Principal District Judge, Dindigul from 1994 to 1995, Principal District Judge, Thiruvannamalai from 1995 to 1997; Presiding Officer, Industrial Tribunal, Madras from 1997 to 2000; Principal District Judge, Cuddalore from June 2000 to September 2000; Principal Judge, City Civil Court, Chennai, from October 2000 to April 2002 and Principal District Judge, Krishnagiri from May 2002 till the date of elevation as Judge, High Court, Madras on 03.04.2003.

Sons are: (1) A.Augustin Baskar, B.E., B.L., Director and Chief Executive of Overseas Operations in India of a Malaysian Company; His wife is Mrs.A.Sabitha Bhaskar, B.D.S., Dentist (2) A.Edwin Prabakar, B.L., Addl. Government Pleader, High Court, Madras; His wife is Mrs. Mahalakshmi Prabakar, consultant Psychologist in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and National Institute of Fashion Technology at Chennai.

Daughters are: (1) Mrs. Bobby Arun, wife of Mr. P.Arun Rajendran (Son-in-law), Executive in HCL Technologies at Chennai, son of Mr. P.Rajendran, Director General of Police of Tamil Nadu. (2) Miss A.Mary Brinda, B.Tech, and M.Sc., in Molecular and Genetic Medicine in England and employed in United Kingdom.

Assumed charge as a Judge of A.P. High Court on transfer from Madras High Court on 24.03.2008 F.N.

Retired as Judge, High Court of A.P., on attaining the age of superannuation on 20.07.2009 F.N.