Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar was sworn in as the fifth Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur on Friday.
Manipur Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi administered the oath of office to Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar at a colourful ceremony held at the Darbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Imphal.
Justice R Sudhakar was appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur by the President of India on May 9, 2018.
Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar hails from Panapakkam Village, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu. He graduated with a Bachelors’ Degree in Life Sciences from Loyola College, Chennai and obtained a law degree from Madras Law College.
Justice R Sudhakar was enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1983 and started practice as an associate of the Legal Luminary and Senior Advocate Habibullah Badsha, former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu and Public Prosecutor of Madras High Court.
Justice Sudhakar, was appointed as a Judge of the Madras High Court in 2005 and in 2016, he was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir. Later he was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir in the year 2018.
The day’s swearing-in ceremony of new Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur was attended by Chief Minister N Biren Singh,Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh, Rajya Sabha MP Ksh Bhabananda Singh, Former Chief Minister and Opposition Leader Okram Ibobi Singh, Former Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, Cabinet Ministers, Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu, Director General of Police LM Khaute, and other Senior Officials of the State Government, Senior Advocates and Judges of High Court of Manipur.