Born on June 23, 1953 at Pedda Muttevi, Movya Mandal in Krishna
District of Andhra Pradesh, India. His father was late Jasti
Lakshminarayana, a lawyer at Machilipatnam, Krishna District. Had
his earlier education up to Class XII at Hindu High School at
Machilipatnam in Krishna District and Graduated in Science (Physics)
at Madras Loyola College. Graduated in Law from Andhra University,
Visakhapatnam, in 1976. Enrolled as an Advocate in High Court of
Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad in the year 1976 and practised under a
senior Advocate Dr.B.Bhimaraju, former Public Prosecutor, High Court
of A.P., Sri.P.Rajarao, Ex. Government Pleader, High Court of A.P.
and Sri.K.Srinivasa Murthy, a leading Advocate in High Court of A.P.
Specialized in Constitutional Law, Election Laws, Central Excise,
Customs, Income Tax and Criminal Law. Appointed as Standing Counsel
of A.P.Lokayukta in 1985 and 1986. Worked as Government Pleader for
Home Affairs in High Court in the years 1988 and 1989. Designated as
Senior Counsel in the year 1995. Appointed as Additional Advocate
General on 13.10.1995.
Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court
of Andhra Pradesh on 23.6.1997 and as Judge w.e.f. 17.5.1999.
Elevated as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court on 3.5.2007.
Transferred to Kerala High Court and assumed charge as Chief Justice
of Kerala on 17.03.2010.
Wife - Smt.J.Lakshmi
Nalini and has three sons - Sri.J.Venkata Ram Bhoopal,
Sri.J.Nagabhushan and Sri.J.Lakshminarayana. Mother -
Retd. C.J. K.T. Koshy Avenue,
Ernakulam,Kochi - 682011