Justice Nanje Gowda Venkatachala, B.Sc., B.L., Born on 3rd July, 1930 in
Mittur village in Mulabagal Taluk in Kolar District in a respectable
agriculturist's family. Had primary and middle school education at
Mulabagal, High School education at Kolar, College education at Bangalore.
Obtained B.Sc. degree and B.L. degree from Mysore University. Enrolled as
an Advocate in the then High Court of Mysore (now Karnataka) on 16th
November, 1955. Had built up good practice in the High Court and its
subordinate courts at Bangalore in civil, criminal and constitutional
matters. Was a part-time Reader in Mercantile Law from 1958 to 1970. Was a
Legal Adviser to the University of Agricultural Sciences, Hebbal from 1963
to 1973 and to the Bangalore University from 1970 to 1973. Was High Court
Govt. Pleader from 1968 to 1973 and High Court Govt. Advocate from 1973 to
1977. Appointed as Additional Judge, Karnataka High Court from 28th
November, 1977. Appointed Permanent Judge from 8th September, 1978.
Functioned as Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal under the Unlawful
Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 during the year 1990. Appointed as the
Acting Chief Justice, Karnataka High Court in May, 1992. Sworn-in as Judge
of the Supreme Court of India on 1st July, 1992. Retired on 2.7.1995.
Present Address: 38/39, 1st Main Road, II Cross, Lower Palace Orchards,
Bangalore - 560 003. Telephone No. (R) 3310551