Born on 18th November, 1947 at Srinagar, State of Jammu and Kashmir India. Obtained Law Degree from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 1973 and joined Bar at Srinagar. Practised in the High Court as well as in the Subordinate Courts on original and appellate side. Also appeared before the Hon’ble Supreme Court worked as the Legal Advisor to various State Government undertakings. Served as Lecturer in faculty of Law in the Kashmir University for some time. Became Deputy Advocate General of Jammu and Kashmir State in 1986 for some time and was also Advocate General of the State at Jammu and Kashmir from January, 1992 and remained as such till elevated as an Additional Judge or the Jammu & Kashmir High Court on 6th January 1995. Was also a member of Delimitation Commission constituted under Jammu & Kashmir Representation of Peoples Act for the purpose of delimiting Assembly Constituencies in Jammu & Kashmir. Elevated as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court and served as such from 14.11.2009-17.11.2009.