Born on 31st December, 1953.
Graduated in History (Hons.) from St. Stephen's College Delhi University in 1974.
Obtained LL.B. degree from Faculty of Law, Delhi University in 1977.
Enrolled as an Advocate on 28th July, 1977 with the Bar Council of India. Practiced in the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court. Qualified the examination and enrolled as an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court in 1981.
Experienced in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Revenue and Administrative laws.
Editor, Indian Law Reports (Delhi Series) in February, 1983.
Central Government Standing Counsel from December, 1990 to December, 1996 during which period engaged on behalf of the Central Government in a variety of cases including criminal trials in respect of economic offences.
Designated as Senior Advocate in February, 1997.
Appointed as Additional Solicitor General of India on 14th July, 1998.
Appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 19th February, 1999. Appointed as Permanent Judge of that High Court on 5th July, 1999.
Functioned as the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court from 13th February, 2010 to 21st May, 2010.
Functioned as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court from 24th June, 2010 to 14th November, 2011 and Chief Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh from 15th November, 2011 to 3rd June, 2012.
Appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court on 4th June, 2012.
Interest in judicial reforms, computerization of courts, judicial education, legal aid and services, juvenile justice and ADR.
Member of the Mediation & Conciliation Project Committee of the Supreme Court of India since its inception in 2005.
Appointed as Judge in charge of the Juvenile Justice Committee in the Delhi High Court on 23rd April, 2006.
Judge in charge of the E-Committee of the Supreme Court of India since 2012.
Appointed as one-Man Committee on 22nd September, 2013 to suggest improvements in the working of the Homes and Organization under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.
Appointed as Chair of the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee in 2017.