Justice Ashok Bhushan : Know Your Judges.

Justice Ashok Bhushan


Ashok Bhushan was born on 5 July 1956 in JaunpurUttar Pradesh and is currently a judge at the Supreme Court of India.

He was the 31stChief Justice of the Kerala High Court.


Early Life

He was born in JaunpurUttar Pradesh on 5 July 1956.

He completed his graduation in Bachelor of Arts in the year 1975.

Later he joined Law at Allahabad University and completed his degree in the year 1979.



He started his career in advocacy by enrolling with Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh on 6 April 1979 and started working in Civil and Criminal side at Allahabad High Court till the elevation to the Bench.

While practicing as an advocate in Allahabad High Court he also served as the standing counsel for various organizations such as Allahabad University, State Mineral Development Corporation Limited and several Municipal Boards, Banks & Education Institutions and has also served  as the Senior VicePresident of the Allahabad High court Bar Association.

He was then Raised as the permanent Judge of the Allahabad High Court on 24thApril 2001 and he has also served as Chairman of Higher Judicial Service Committee and supervised several other committees.

He was then selected as the Judge of the High Court of Kerala on 10thJuly 2014.

He then took charge as Acting Chief Justice on 1stAugust 2014 and as the Chief Justice on 26thMarch 2015.

He was appointed as the Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13thMay 2016.

Author : Ms. Swati Rai