Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan

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Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan
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Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court
Assumed office
4 April 2019
Nominated by Ranjan Gogoi
Appointed by Ram Nath Kovind
Preceded by Biswanath Somadder (acting)
Chief Justice of Telangana High Court
In office
1 January 2019 3 April 2019
Nominated by Ranjan Gogoi
Appointed by Ram Nath Kovind
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded by Raghvendra Singh Chauhan (acting)
Chief Justice of Hyderabad High Court
In office
7 July 2018 31 December 2018
Nominated by Dipak Misra
Appointed by Ram Nath Kovind
Preceded by Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale (acting)
Succeeded byPosition demolished
Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court
In office
18 March 2017 6 July 2018
Nominated by J. S. Khehar
Appointed by Ram Nath Kovind
Preceded by Deepak Gupta
Succeeded by Ajay Kumar Tripathi
Judge of Kerala High Court
In office
14 October 2004 17 March 2017
Nominated by Ramesh Chandra Lahoti
Appointed by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Personal details
Born (1959-04-29) 29 April 1959 (age 60)
Kollam, Kerala, India
NationalityFlag of India.svg  India
Alma mater K. G. F. Law College, Kolar, Karnataka

Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan born 29 April 1959, Kollam is Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court. He was the first Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court for the State of Telangana for 3 months. [1]

Kollam Metropolis in South India, India

Kollampronunciation , also known by its former name Quilonpronunciation  and Coulão and Desinganadu, is an old seaport and city on the Laccadive Sea coast of the Indian state of Kerala. The city is on the banks Ashtamudi Lake. Kollam has a strong commercial reputation since the days of the Phoenicians and Romans. Fed by the Chinese trade, it was mentioned by Ibn Battuta in the 14th century as one of the five Indian ports he had seen during the course of his twenty-four year travels. Desinganadu's rajas exchanged embassies with Chinese rulers while there was a flourishing Chinese settlement at Kollam. In the 9th Century, on his way to Canton, China, Persian merchant Sulaiman al-Tajir found Kollam to be the only port in India visited by huge Chinese junks. Marco Polo, the Venetian traveller, who was in Chinese service under Kublai Khan in 1275, visited Kollam and other towns on the west coast, in his capacity as a Chinese mandarin.

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Early life and education

Radhakrishnan was born to late N. Bhaskaran Nair and late K. Parukutty Amma who were both practising advocates at Kollam. [2] He completed his education from St. Joseph's Convent and Government Boys High School, Kollam, Arya Central School, Thiruvananthapuram, Trinity Lyceum and F. M. N. College, Kollam, and Kolar Gold Fields Law College, Kolar. [3] [4]

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He enrolled as an advocate in December 1983 and started practising in Thiruvananthapuram. Later, Radhakrishnan shifted to the High Court of Kerala at Kochi where he practised in civil, constitutional and administrative matters. He was appointed a Permanent Judge of Kerala High Court on 14 October 2004. [3] [4]

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Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the south-west coast of India bordering the Laccadive Sea. It is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala and is often referred to as Ernakulam. Kochi is the most densely populated city in Kerala. As of 2011, it has a corporation limit population of 677,381 within an area of 94.88 km² and a total urban population of more than of 2.1 million within an area of 440 km², making it the largest and the most populous metropolitan area in Kerala. Kochi city is also part of the Greater Cochin region and is classified as a Tier-II city by the Government of India. The civic body that governs the city is the Kochi Municipal Corporation, which was constituted in the year 1967, and the statutory bodies that oversee its development are the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) and the Goshree Islands Development Authority (GIDA).

Civil law is a branch of the law. In common law legal systems such as England and Wales, the law of Pakistan and the law of the United States, the term refers to non-criminal law. The law relating to civil wrongs and quasi-contracts is part of the civil law, as is law of property. Civil law may, like criminal law, be divided into substantive law and procedural law. The rights and duties of persons amongst themselves is the primary concern of civil law. It is often suggested that civil proceedings are taken for the purpose of obtaining compensation for injury, and may thus be distinguished from criminal proceedings, whose purpose is to inflict punishment. However, exemplary damages or punitive damages may be awarded in civil proceedings. It was also formerly possible for common informers to sue for a penalty in civil proceedings.

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  2. "High Court of Chhattisgarh - Sitting Judges". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. 1 2 Website of Kerala High Court Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  4. 1 2 "Website of National Bar Association of India". Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013.