Hyderabad: On Tuesday, Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan was sworn in as the First Chief Justice of the High Court of Telangana state. At a brief ceremony on the lawns of Raj Bhavan, Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of office to the Chief Justice.Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, High court judges and senior bureaucrats  were also present at the ceremony.

Before taking up this assignment, Justice Radhakrishnana, was the chief Justice of the High court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Native of Kerala, the 59-year-old Justice Radhakrishnan studied law in Karnataka, enrolled as a lawyer with the bar council at Thiruvananthapuram and later on shifted his practice to Ernakulam. He was appointed judge of the Kerala High Court in 2004 and elevated to the post of Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court on March 18, 2017.

It may be mentioned that following the Supreme Court order to the Centre to notify the bifurcation of AP and Telangana High Courts by January one, President Ram Nath Kovind on December 26 had ordered the separation of the common Hyderabad High Court into separate High Courts of Telangana and AP. The Telangana High Court will function from the iconic High Court building on the bank of the river Musi near the old city of Hyderabad.

The President had already allotted 10 and 16 judges of the Hyderabad High Court to the newly constituted High Courts of Telangana and AP respectively.

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