In a sad news coming from the Supreme Court, Justice MM Shantanagoudar has passed away on 24.04.2021 after a prolonged illness. He was 62. As per an NDTV report, Justice Shantanagoudar was admitted to a private hospital in Gurgaon due to lung infection.
Born on 5th May, 1958, Justice Shantanagoudar enrolled as an Advocate on 05.09.1980 and practiced mainly in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters.He also served as Vice-Chairman of Karnataka State Bar Council from 1991 to 1993 and as Chairman of Karnataka State Bar Council during 1995 and 1996 and later served as State Public Prosecutor of Karnataka State from 1999 to 2002.He was then appointed as Additional Judge of the Karnataka High Court on 12.05.2003 and as Permanent Judge on 24.09.2004.
He was also the President of Bangalore Mediation Centre and Karnataka Judicial Academy.He assumed charge as Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court on 01.08.2016 and was then sworn in as the Chief Justice on 22.09.2016. Read more…
He was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 17th February, 2017.