The Union government has notified the appointment of chief justices for five high courts of the country.
Karnataka High Court judge, Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court. The office of Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court fell vacant upon retirement of Justice Ajit Singh.
Justice Bopanna was born on May 20 in 1959. He enrolled as an advocate on November 21, 1984 and practised Civil, Constitutional, Company, Service and Labour matters in the High Court as well as in the Civil and Labour Courts. He also worked as legal advisor to all Central Public Sector Undertakings and worked as Addl. Central Govt. Standing Counsel from 1999 onwards till 2005. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on January 6, 2006 and a permanent judge on March 1, 2007.