Jatindra Prasad Das was born on 19.05.1957 to Smt. Sova Rani Das and Late Janaki Prasad Das, who happened to be the grandson of Late Dewan Bahadur Dayanidhi Das, the first Odia Collector.
Shri Das passed matriculation from Kalinga Model High School at his native village Gadijang in 1969, He completed his graduation from SCS College, Puri in the year 1973, completed PG in Pol. Science from Vani Vihar in 1975 and completed Law Degree from M.S. Law College, Cuttack in 1978. He started practice joining the chamber of Late Rajendra Chandra Mohanty, one of the eminent civil lawyers of Orissa High Court.
He joined the Odisha Judicial Services in 1981 and worked in different capacities in various Courts across Odisha starting from Koraput, Jeypore, Kendrapara, Angul, Puri, Bargarh, Malkangiri, Paralakhemudi and Talcher besides working in different capacities in Orissa High Court for 15 years in different phases. He has also worked as Commissioner of Endowments, Odisha, District & Sessions Judge, Khurda at Bhubaneswar and prior to his elevation, he was functioning as Registrar General of High Court of Orissa.
Judge Orissa High Court from 17-04-2015 to 19-05-2019.