First woman Chief Justice of Karnataka, Calcutta HC takes charge of Bombay HCmumbai Updated: Aug 22, 2016 14:17 IST
Justice Manjula Chellur took charge as Chief Justice of the Bombay high Court on Monday. Justice Chellur — the second woman judge to occupy this post — was administered the oath by Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao at the swearing-in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan on Monday morning.
She replaced Justice DH Waghela, who retired earlier this week after a brief stint.
Born on December 5, 1955, Justice Chellur began her career as an advocate in Bellary, and was appointed as the district judge in 1988.She attended Warwick University, London, in 1997 for a fellowship on Gender and Law.
She became the first woman Chief Justice of the Karnataka high court in September 2011. In August 2014, she took charge of the Calcutta High Court as its first woman CJ, where she had been serving until now.