Justice Shantanagoudar passed away, Haveri-based Supreme Court defending Justice Shantanagoudar
New Delhi: Supreme Court defending Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar (63) has passed away. Shantanagoudar, who had been ill for some days, was being treated at a private hospital in New Delhi. But he died on Saturday night without treatment.
“His health was deteriorating for a few days and he was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on Saturday. Shantanagoudar’s service as Justice of the Supreme Court was until May 5,2023.
Justice of Karnataka
Shantanagouder, a native of Chikerur in Hirekere Taluk, Haveri district, had a law degree from Karnataka University in Dharwad. Born on May 5, 1958, Justice Shantanagouder began his career as a lawyer in September 1980.
He practiced for a year in Dharwad before transferring his practice to Bangalore. He served as Vice President of Karnataka State Bar Council from 1991 to 1993 and President of Karnataka State Bar Council during 1995 and 1996. He also served as State Public Prosecutor in Karnataka from 1999 to 2002.
He was appointed Additional Judge of the Karnataka High Court on May 12, 2003 and was made a Permanent Judge on September 24, 2004. He became Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court on August 1, 2016. He was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court on September 22, 2016. He was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of India on February 17, 2017.