Short Biography of 'Justice Sujata V Manohar' (150 Words)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mrs. 'Justice Sujata Vasant Manohar' (Justice Sujata V. Manohar) was born on 28th August, 1934. Her father Late K.T. Desai was the Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court. She educated at Bombay (India), Oxford (UK) and London (UK).

She was enrolled as an advocate on 14th February, 1958 at Bombay. She was appointed as Assistant Government Pleader during 1970- 1971. She was appointed as Additional Judge of Bombay High Court on 23rd January, 1978. She was appointed as Permanent Judge of Bombay High Court on 28November, 1978. She was appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on 15th January, 1994.

Justice Sujata V. Manohar became the first woman Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. She transferred as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court on 21April, 1994. She was elevated as the Supreme Court Judge on 8th November, 1994. She retired on 27th August, 1999. After her retirement, she was appointed to the National Human Rights Commission, a post she continues to hold, and is a patron of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal. 

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