R. Venkataramani
14th Attorney-General for India
Assumed office
1 October 2022
Appointed byDroupadi Murmu
Preceded byK. K. Venugopal
Personal details
Born (1950-04-13) 13 April 1950 (age 73)
Puducherry, French India

R. Venkataramani (born 13 April 1950) is an Indian constitutional lawyer and a Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India. He is currently serving as the 14th Attorney-General for India.[1] He was appointed as a Member, Law Commission of India in 2010. He has been appearing for the State of Tamil Nadu as a Special Senior Counsel for the past 12 years and also acting as Special Senior Counsel for the State of Andhra Pradesh.

Biography

Venkataramani was born in Pondicherry. He did his schooling at the Petit Seminaire Higher Secondary School in Puducherry. He graduated in Physics from the Loyola College, Chennai.[2] He then studied Law at the Pondicherry Law College.[3] He became a registered lawyer with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in 1977 and later moved to the Supreme Court in 1979. In 1997, he was appointed as a Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court. Throughout his career, he represented various clients, including the Central government, state governments, universities, and public sector entities, in both the Supreme Court and High Court. Additionally, Mr. Venkataramani was a member of the Law Commission of India in both 2010 and 2013.[4]

Venkataramani acted as the receiver in the Amrapali case and also represented parties in the recent Hijab row case in the Supreme Court of India. He has appeared as counsel for the Supreme Court in cases concerning the service conditions of Court employees.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Senior advocate R. Venkataramani is the new Attorney General of India". The Hindu. 29 September 2022. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  2. ^ Sinha, Bhadra (30 September 2022). "Lawyer, scholar, author, poet — why R. Venkataramani is an 'out of the box' pick to be new AG". ThePrint.
  3. ^ Sinha, Bhadra (30 September 2022). "Lawyer, scholar, author, poet — why R. Venkataramani is an 'out of the box' pick to be new AG". ThePrint.
  4. ^ "New Attorney General Of India Is Senior Advocate R Venkataramani". NDTV.com. Retrieved 21 January 2024.
  5. ^ Livemint (28 September 2022). "R Venkataramani is the new Attorney General for India: 5 facts". mint. Retrieved 21 January 2024.