Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan was sworn-in as permanent Judge
of the High Court of Kerala on 14th October,
2004. He is the son of late N. Bhaskaran Nair and late K.
Parukutty Amma, both Advocates, who practised at Kollam.
Born on 29th April, 1959, he had his early schooling
in St. Joseph's Convent and Government Boys' High School,
Kollam; Arya Central School, Thiruvananthapuram and secured
ISC conferred by the University of Cambridge (Local Examination
Syndicate), having studied in Trinity Lyceum, Kollam. After
obtaining B.Sc. Degree in Zoology from University of Kerala
as a student of the Fatima Matha National College, Kollam,
he secured LL.B. Degree from Bangalore University having
studied Law in K.G.F. Law College, Kolar Gold Fields.
Enrolled on 11th December, 1983, he practised
at Thiruvananthapuram as junior to Advocate late P. Ramakrishna
Pillai and thereafter shifted to High Court of Kerala in
1988 as junior to Senior Advocate late P. Sukumaran Nayar.
He dealt with cases in different branches of law, the areas
of his prominent practice being Civil, Constitutional and
Administrative Law. He appeared also for various institutions
including banks, university and other public institutions.
He also appeared for the High Court of Kerala. He was appointed
as amicus curiae in different matters and was Advocate-Member
of the Rule Committee constituted under Section 123 of the
Code of Civil Procedure. While an Advocate, he was invited
as Resource Person by the Training Directorate which later
became the Kerala Judicial Academy. He also addressed various
programmes of Legal Services Authority and training programmes
As Judge, he was nominated by the Hon'ble the Chief Justice
to deal with original petitions registered following directions
of the Supreme Court in relation to mental health matters.
He was the President of the Board of Governors of the Kerala
State mediation and Conciliation Centre and the President
of the Kerala Judicial Academy. On various occasions, he
was invited as Resource Person to the National Judicial
Academy, Bhopal and the Kerala Judicial Academy. He had
also attended various national conferences on different
subjects of critical importance. He was the Executive Chairman
of the Kerala State Legal Services Authority, the Executive
Chairman of the Lakshadweep State Legal Services Authority,
the Chairman of the Law Reporting Council, I.L.R. (Kerala
Series) and the President of the Rule Committee under Section
123 of the Code of Civil Procedure. He is a Member of the
Central Authority of the National Legal Services Authority.
He was the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala
from 13.05.2016 to 1.8.2016 and from the afternoon of 16.2.2017
till he was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh
High Court in the forenoon of 18.3.2017. He was the Chief
Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court from 18.3.2017 to
6.7.2018. He was the Chancellor of the Hidayatullah National
Law University, Naya Raipur, Chhattishgarh. He was sworn
in as Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad
for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on 7.7.2018.
He is the Chancellor of the National Academy for Legal Studies
And Research, University of Law, Hyderabad and the Damodaram
Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam. He is
the Patron-in-Chief of the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
States Legal Services Authority. He is the Chief Patron
of the A.P. Judicial Academy, Secunderabad. Transferred
as the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court and Sworn-in
as as such on the forenoon of 04-04-2019.