Patron in Chief

Patron in Chief


Chief Justice, High of Madhya Pradesh -cum- Patron-in-Chief, Madhya Pradesh State Legal Services Authority

Born on September 30, 1958 at Chandigarh, his Lordship passed B.Com. (Hons.) from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University in the year 1977 and completed his LL.B. from Faculty of Law, Delhi University in 1980. In the same year, his Lordship was enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana and started practice in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana in July 1980. His Lordship practised in Civil Law, Revenue Law, Writ Side in all branches of law including Constitutional Law, Service Law, Company Law, Tax Laws i.e. Income-tax, Wealth Tax, Sales Tax, Excise and Customs laws. His Lordship worked for the Department of Income Tax in the Punjab and Haryana High Court from 1982 and continued as such upto 1991.

His Lordship belongs to a family of distinguished lawyers and is a grandson of Shri Shamair Chand, Barrister-at-Law of Lahore/Chandigarh. His Lordship was elevated to the Bench of High Court of Punjab and Haryana on January 9, 2004. His Lordship had functioned as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana between 4th May 2018 and 2nd June 2018 besides also functioning as Executive Chairman of the Haryana State Legal Services Authority for more than 3 (three) years. His Lordship's hobbies are walking, driving, touring and reading newspapers, laws books in particular on the subject of Tax-Laws. His Lordship also has an interest in visiting religious/tourist places of national fame. That apart, his Lordship is a good player of table tennis and badminton and is also fond of gardening. His Lordship was sworn in as Hon’ble the Chief Justice of High Court of Meghalaya on 28th May 2019.

Appointed as Chief Justice of the High court of Madhya Pradesh on November 03, 2019.