Three additional judges of the Karnataka High Court – Justices Anant Ramanath Hegde, K S Hemalekha and S Rachaiah – were administered the oath of office recently.
Justice Kannankuzhyil Sreedharan Hemalekha: Born on 28th March 1975 at Belagavi to Late Sreedharan who was serving in Airforce and Late Chandramati who was a housewife. Passed S.S.L.C. from Divine Providence Convent School, Belagavi in the year 1990.
Awarded with Student of Indian Classical Dance and practiced Bharatanatyam, Kathak, and folk Dance forms since the age of 6 years and completed 2 exams in the field of dance. Obtained Bachelors Degree in Commerce from Gogte College of Commerce, Belagavi in the year 1996 and Law Degree from Raja Lakhamgouda Law College, Belagavi in the year 1999.
Enrolled as an advocate on 31st July 1999. Practiced as an advocate from 1999 to 2000 in the chambers of Sri Ashok M. Potdar, Advocate at Belagavi and continued practice from 2000 to 2008 in the chambers of Sri G. Balakrishna Shastry, Advocate at Bangalore practiced before Honble High Court. In 2008 established an independent office and practiced as an advocate in High Court of Karnataka, Dharwad Bench.
Appeared before Civil Court, Magistrate Courts, Administrative Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal, Land Tribunals, State Commission, and District court. Practiced in the areas of Civil, Service, Land Laws and other allied laws. Appointed as Central Govt. Standing Counsel in March 2018. Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka and taken oath on 08.11.2021.
Justice Hemalekha said, “Indian women today have excelled in all walks of life. The apex court has time and again recognised the immense potentiality of Indian women. I state in utmost humility that my induction would vindicate the honour vested upon the Indian women. I assure this august gathering that I would justify the trust and confidence reposed in me and would become worthy of trust conferred by strengthening the institution of judiciary”. Source: Deccan Herald