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First woman Chief Justice of Calcutta HC, Manjula Chellur, will be new CJ of Bombay HC

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 August 2016, 17:04 IST

The first woman Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, Manjula Chellur, will now be the new Chief Justice of Bombay High Court.

She will become the second woman Chief Justice after Justice Sujata Manohar in Bombay High Court's 154-year-old history, which was inaugurated on 14 August, 1862, and will celebrate its 155th anniversary on Sunday, reports India Live Today.

60-year old, Chief Justice Chellur, will take charge of the Bombay High Court, which has three benches - in Aurangabad, Nagpur and Goa, apart from jurisdiction over the Union Territories of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, later this month.

According to the report, born on 5 December, 1955, at Bellary in Karnataka, Chief Justice Chellur is the daughter of C Bheemappa Chetty and Rangamma Chetty.

Chellur began her legal career as the first woman advocate to practice in Bellary in August 1978 and was later appointed as the first woman judge of the Karnataka High Court in February 2000, subsequently becoming a permanent judge the same year, reports India Live Today.

In September 2012, she became the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court and then the 37th and first ever woman Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court in August 2014.

As per the report,the Karnataka State Women's University, Bijapur, honoured her with an honorary Doctorate in March 2013, recognising her outstanding contributions in the field of law.

First published: 12 August 2016, 17:04 IST
 
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