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Justice K S Hemalekha from Belagavi takes oath Karnataka High Court judge

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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

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  1. While the new judges administered oath in the High Court, I particularly feel proud about Justice K S Hemalekha. While reading about her my memory goes back to late 50s and early 60s the period during which my cousins my own brothers and sisters were brought up and educated in the Sardars High School, Beynonsmith High School Vanita Vidyalaya Linga Raja College and the Raja Lakhamana Gowda S cience Institute . in fact, Belgaum educational institutions laid a sound foundation to all of us. My cousin became a famous Paediatrician in Hubli and my brothers sisters persued career as a banker head masters of high school engineers accountant and journalist.

    I recollect my birth place Belagaavi with immense proud. The town roads Military Mahadev Kills and the Killa lake the busy kirloskar Road..Salute to Belagavi and thanks to t Justice KSH.

  2. ALWAYS a place revered for its educational achievements, Belagavi(old Belgaum) has maintained her traditions. I,for one, an Old resident of Belgaum from the 1940’s can proudly say that this is only place where education facilities were encouraged and children found it a pleasure to study and enrich their knowledge.The Divine Providence school located in the Goa ves area had probably stated functioning sometime abt. 1950’s under the guidance of my own (renowned) St Paul’s High School,Camp Belagavi, That H’ble Justice Hemalekha ji,is an alumnus of Divine Providence Convent School speaks of great honor for this institution and a good source of inspiration for the young wards of these English medium schools of Belagavi. My Congrats to Madam Justice K S. Hemalekha ji on her appointment as Addl. Judge of High Court of Karnataka State.(India). Wish Her All Success for her Future….. Jai Hind……


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