Justice Ramesh Ranganathan, who served as the senior-most judge of the Hyderabad High Court, on Friday was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Uttrakhand High Court.
Later, Chief Justice Ranganathan administered the oath to Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya, 62, at a brief ceremony in Raj Bhavan, Dehradun.
The Supreme Court collegium earlier had recommended his name to the central government. The seat fell vacant after his predecessor Justice KM Joseph was elevated to the top court.
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Justice Ranganathan was born in Delhi on July 28, 1958. He graduated in 1977 and completed his post graduation in Commerce in the year 1981.
He obtained Law Degree from Bangalore University and enrolled as an Advocate in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh in November 1985. He was a Government Pleader from 1996 to 2000, and the Additional Advocate General from July 2000 to May 2004.
He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on May 26, 2005 and as a Permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on February 20, 2006.
Later, he was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Hyderabad High Court on July 30, 2016, and continued in the post till Justice TBN Radhakrishnan assumed the office of the Chief Justice in July this year.
(With ANI inputs)