Born on 13-12-1952 at Rajkot. Did S.S.C. in 1968 from Maharashtra S.S.C. Board. Obtained B.Sc. Degree in 1972 from Bombay University. Did LL.B. in 1976 from Sir L. A. Shah Law College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat University.
Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Gujarat on 17-4-1977. Started practice in June, 1981. Worked as Assistant to Government Solicitors from June, 1985. Worked as Assistant Government Pleader, High Court of Gujarat from January 1989 to May 1994 and as Additional Public Prosecutor, High Court of Gujarat from March 1991 to May, 1994. Was Panel Advocate of Gujarat Electricity Board from January 1993. Practised Constitutional, Civil, Service, Taxation and Criminal matters, and specialized in Service and Sales Tax matters. Elevated to the Bench of Gujarat High Court as Additional Judge on 18-9-1995 and confirmed as Permanent Judge on 18-6-1997. Assumed office of Chief Justice of Patna High Court on 21-6-2010.