Mumbai :- Justice Ramesh Devkinandan Dhanuka was today sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.
Maharashtra Governor Ramesh Bais administered the oath of office to Justice Dhanuka at a brief swearing-in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Sunday (28th May).
Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council Ambadas Danve, Guardian Minister of Mumbai Deepak Kesarkar, family members of Justice Dhanuka, judges of the Bombay High Court, Chairman of Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission Justice (retd) K K Tated, Advocate General Birendra Saraf, Director General of Police Rajnish Seth and senior government officers were present.
Additional Chief Secretary Manisha Mhaiskar Patankar read out the Warrant of Appointment of the Chief Justice issued by the President of India Smt Droupadi Murmu. The ceremony began and concluded with the National Anthem played by the Police Band.
Born on 31st May 1961, Justice Ramesh Dhanuka He did his schooling in Mumbai. He acquired the Bachelor degree in Commerce and Law from the University of Mumbai. He secured first class and stood second in the third year law examination conducted by the University of Mumbai in 1985. Started practice of Law at Bombay High Court in 1985 in the chamber of Justice D. R. Dhanuka (Retd.), till his elevation as High court Judge of Bombay in 1990. He joined the chamber of Shri S. R. Shah, retired City Civil Judge and leading Senior Advocate in the year 1990. He practiced on Appellate and Original Side of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay in Constitutional Law and other branches of Law and particularly Arbitration, Companies Act, Suits, Testamentary, Municipal Laws, Service Law, Rent Act.
He was on the Senior Counsel Panel of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai for the last several years and has appeared in a large number of matters representing Municipal Corporation in Bombay High Court.
Joined as Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on 23rd January, 2012.