Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna, a judge of the Karnataka High Court, was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on Monday.
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi administered the oath of office to Justice Bopanna at Raj Bhavan on Monday morning. Justice Bopanna, 59 took charge from the acting Chief Justice, A. K. Goswami. Gauhati High Court looks after matters related to Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.
Born in 1959, Justice Bopanna enrolled as an advocate in November 1984 and practised in civil, constitutional, company, service and labour matters in the Karnataka High Court as well as in the civil and labour courts, says his profile details in the website of the Karnataka High Court.
He also worked as legal advisor to central public sector undertakings and as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel from 1999 to 2005. Justice Bopanna was appointed as an additional judge of the Karnataka High Court in January 2006 and a permanent judge on March 1, 2007.