Born on 05-12-1955.
Obtained BA degree from Allum Sunmangalamma Women's College at
Bellary, Law Degree from Renukacharya Law College, Bangalore in
1977. Was sent on a fellowship on Gender and Law in 1977 at Warwick
University in England by Hon'ble Supreme Court of India. Was the
first lady advocate to practice at Bellary. Served as legal advisor
for several Banks, Agro Industries, KEB, KMF & APMC. Handled several
important cases both on civil and criminal sides during her practice
at the Bar.
Directly selected and appointed
as first lady District and Sessions Judge, in the year 1988. Worked
as Principal District and Sessions Judge, Kolar and Mysore and as
Chief Judge, Court of Small Causes and Principal Judge, Family Court
at Bangalore. Appointed as First Lady Judge of Karnataka High Court,
Bangalore on 21-02-2000.
Was the President of Karnataka
Judicial Academy from 21-06-2008 to 25-03-2010. Was also the
Executive Chairperson of the Karnataka State Legal Services
Authority and had organised various programmers for the upliftment
of the poor and downtrodden in the society.
Appointed as Acting Chief Justice
of the Kerala High Court on 09-11-2011. Sworn in as the Chief
Justice of High Court of Kerala on 26-09-2012.
Retd. C.J. K.T. Koshy Avenue,
Ernakulam,Kochi - 682011