Ashok Bhushan

Ashok Bhushan (born 5 July 1956) is currently a Judge of Supreme Court of India. He was the 31st Chief Justice of Kerala High Court. He is former Judge of Kerala High Court and Allahabad High Court.[1][2]

Ashok Bhushan
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Justice Ashok Bhushan
Judge of Supreme Court of India
Assumed office
13 May 2016
Nominated byT. S. Thakur
Appointed byPranab Mukherjee
Chief Justice of Kerala High Court
In office
26 March 2015 – 12 May 2016
Acting Chief Justice: 1 August 2014 to 25 March 2015
Nominated byH. L. Dattu
Appointed byPranab Mukherjee
Preceded byManjula Chellur
Judge of Kerala High Court
In office
10 July 2014 – 25 March 2015
Nominated byRajendra Mal Lodha
Appointed byPranab Mukherjee
Judge of Allahabad High Court
In office
24 April 2001 – 9 July 2014
Nominated byAdarsh Sein Anand
Appointed byKocheril Raman Narayanan
Personal details
Born (1956-07-05) 5 July 1956 (age 64)
Jaunpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality India
Alma materAllahabad University

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Jaunpur district, Uttar Pradesh on 5 July 1956 to late Shri Chandrama Prasad Srivastava and his wife Smt. Kalavathi Srivasthava. After completion of graduation as Bachelor of Arts in the year 1975 joined for Law in Allahabad University and completed the same in the year 1979.[1]


He started his career in advocacy by enrolling with Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh on 6 April 1979 and started practising in Civil and Original side at Allahabad High Court till the elevation to the Bench.[1][3] While practising as an advocate in Allahabad High Court, he served as the standing counsel for various institutions such as Allahabad University, State Mineral Development Corporation Limited and several Municipal Boards, Banks & Education Institutions and also as the Senior Vice – President of the Allahabad High court Bar Association.[1][3] Elevated as permanent Judge of the Allahabad High Court on 24 April 2001 was served as Chairman of Higher Judicial Service Committee and headed several other committees.[1][3]

He was appointed as Judge of the High Court of Kerala on 10 July 2014, has taken charge as Acting Chief Justice on 1 August 2014[4] and as Chief Justice on 26 March 2015.[1][2][3]

He was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13 May 2016.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Website High Court of Kerala
  2. ^ a b "News The Economic Times 26 March 2015". Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Website Allahabad High Court
  4. ^ News The Hindu 1 August 2014
  5. ^ "Website Supreme Court of India". Archived from the original on 14 May 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.

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