Chief Justice, Orissa High Court

Hon'ble Dr. Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi

            Hon'ble Dr. Justice B.R. Sarangi was born on July 20, 1962 in village Pantikharisasan, Odagaon in the district of Nayagarh in a respectable “Sarangi Family” as the youngest son of Late Banchanidhi Sarangi, Ex-Financial Advisor belonging to Senior Class-I of Orissa Finance Service Cadre of State of Odisha, and Late Sailabala Sarangi, a doting house-wife.

            Married to Mrs. Nirupama Sarangi, an out and out housewife turned as an advocate of the Orissa High Court , whose ungrudging moral, mental and physical support allowed him to have a smooth sailing in professional life.

            Blessed with two daughters; Dr. Debarchita, Assistant Professor in Prosthodontics  in the Institute of Dental Science, SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar and recipient of “Bharat Jyoti Award” for outstanding service, achievement and contribution from Indian International Friendship Society, New Delhi; and Debasmita, passed LL.B. (Hons.) with gold medal from M.S. Law College, Cuttack after completion of  Post Graduation in Applied Economics under Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar being topper in the State in +2 Arts CHSE Exam, 2012 and recipient of “Bidya Bharati Samman, 2012” of Bharat Prativa Samman from Jaya Bharat Trust.

            Dr. Justice Sarangi passed H.S.C. Examination and studied in Commerce with Hons. from B.J.B. College, Bhubaneswar. Acquired LL.B. & LL.M. from M.S. Law College, Cuttack under Utkal University, Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar. Awarded Ph. D in Law from Sambalpur University. Recipient of various prizes and awards for academic achievements.

            Joined the Bar in December, 1985 having regular practice in the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack and Supreme Court of India, New Delhi and also a life member of Orissa High Court Bar Association, Civil Court Bar Association, Criminal Court Bar Association and Central Tribunal Bar Association, etc.

            Most significant career move as a lawyer began with systematic and meticulous training in almost all the branches of law in the chamber of esteemed Late Gangadhar Rath, Former Senior Advocate-cum-Advocate General of Odisha, a jurist, a scholar of high repute and was a great constitutional lawyer. He acquired all steadiness, accuracy and clarity of thinking from his senior.

            Has conducted cases specially in civil, criminal, constitutional, revenue, tax, labour, service, mining, education, electricity, insurance, banking, telephone, elections etc. He was an advocate, first and last, who fought all cases, big or small with equal zeal and vigour. In course of his meteoric professional career, he occupied an unique position. Endowed with integrity, honesty, sincerity, ability, hardworking, prompt and meticulous reading with a powerful mind, deep thinking and clear expression coupled with an understanding of human nature, he lost no time in building of solid legal practice.

            Has appeared for the Private Parties, Corporations, Government Undertakings, Banks, Insurance Companies, Managing Committees of Schools, Governing Bodies of Colleges, Lokpal of Odisha, Human Right Commission, Land Acquisition Officer, National Highway Authority, etc. independently before various Courts, Tribunals, High Court and Supreme Court. Appointed as Arbitrator, Advocate Commission and Amicus Curiae to assist the Court in many important matters.

            For outstanding performance and high standard of professional ethics as a lawyer, conferred the "Haricharan Mukherjee Memorial Award" with Gold Medal for the year 2002 from the then Hon'ble Justice P.K. Balsubramanyam, Chief Justice of Orissa High Court. He completed a long 27 years of practice at the Bar.

            Appointed honorarily to Research Board of Advisors of American Biographical Institute, USA, Fellow of Indian Council of Arbitrations, New Delhi, Life Member of Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, Life Member of Indian Society for International Law, New Delhi. Honorarily Life Member of National Ecology and Environment Foundation (NEEF), Mumbai and Life Member of Indian Society of Criminology, Chennai.

            Actively participated with various philanthropic, social and religious organizations.

            Participated in various symposiums, seminars of state, national and international level with special reference to public administration, habitat management, law and social change.

            He was elevated to the Bench and sworn as permanent Judge of Orissa High Court on June 20, 2013.