Manjula Chellur Takes Oath as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court (Download PDF)


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Justice Manjula Chellur takes oath as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court and become second women to hold this post after Sujata Manohar in 1994 by replacing CJ Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela due to his retirement.

Image of Manjula Chellur

Image of Manjula Chellur

Image of Manjula Chellur

  • Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has administrated her oath of office at the swearing-in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.
  • Prior to this she was serving as the Chief Justice of the Calcutta HIgh Court.

About Manjula Chellur

  • Justice Manjula Chellur was born on December 5, 1955 in Karnataka.
  • She had completed her law degree in 1977 and earned bachelor’s degree in Arts from Allum Sumangalamma Womens College.
  •  She had started practicing law in 1978 after visiting Crown Court of Hurham during her one year stay in England.
  • She becomes first woman advocate who practice in Bellary district in Karnataka and first women to be appointed as district judge in 1988.
  • She had handled several important cases both on civil and criminal sides.
  • She also had served as legal advisor for several banks, agro industries.
  •  She was a first woman to be appointed as judge of Karnataka High Court in 2000.
  • Later in November 2011, she was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.
  • In September 2012 she becomes Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court and letter she was appointed as 37th and first women Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court in 2014.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 23, 2016


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