Born on 30 th November, 1953. Educated at St. Joseph's U.P. School, Chengal, Kalady; St. Sebastin's High School, Kanjoor; Bharatha Matha College, Thrikkakara; Sree Sankara College, Kalady and the Kerala Law Academy Law College,Thiruvanathapuram. Began legal practice in 1979. Was member of the Academic Council, Kerala University (1977-78), was General Secretary Kerala University Union (1978), was Senate member of Cochin University (1983-85). Served as Government Pleader (1987) and as Additional Advocate General (1994-96). Designated as Senior Advocate in 1996. Was Member of Board of Studies, Indian Legal Thought of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (1996). Served as President, Kerala Judicial Academy (2006-08). Was Chairman of Kerala High Court Legal Services Committee (2006-09), Chairman of Lakshadweep Legal Services Authority (2008). Served as Executive Chairman Kerala State Legal Services Authority, Chairman Indian Law Institute Kerala Branch, Chairman Indian Law Reports (Kerala Series), Executive Member NUALS (National University of Advanced Legal Studies) and as Judge, High Court of Kerala since 12-07-2000. Served twice as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala. Taken oath as Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh on 8 th February, 2010 and remained as such till 6 th March, 2013.
Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court on 8th March, 2013.