Former Judge

Former Chief Justices, Orissa High Court

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Kunja Behari Panda

  • Date of Birth 01-10-1918
  • Educational Qualification B.A., Bachelor in Law
  • Date of Appointment 09-03-1972
Born on 1-10-1918, Hon’ble Justice Panda had his early schooling till Matriculation at Angul whereafter due to certain domestic difficulties he had to discontinue his studies for one year in 1935. In 1936 again he resumed his studies in Ravenshaw College to come out successful in his B.A. degree with flying colours in the year 1940. He joined the legal profession in 1945 as a Pleader under the Legal Practitioners Act, 1926. At first he obtained licence from both the Patna High Court and the Eastern States Joint High Court.

After merger of Dhenkanal State, Sri Panda was enrolled as an Advocate of Orissa High Court in the year 1951. In 1957 he was selected for the post of a District and Sessions Judge. Sri Panda joined the Orissa Superior Judicial Service on 27th April 1959 as Additional District Judge, Berhampur.

He served as the Judge of Orissa High Court from 9.3.1972 - 30.9.1980.