Hyderabad: Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of office in a brief ceremony held at Raj Bhavan. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and senior officials attended the function.
Born on November 30, 1961 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Justice Sharma was the Acting Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court before being elevated as the Chief Justice of Telangana High Court. In 2003, he was designated as a Senior Advocate by the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at the young age of 42.
Elevated as a Judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court in January 2008 and appointed as a Permanent Judge in January, 2010. He was transferred to Karnataka High Court in January this year.
Along with Justice Sharma, the Collegium had recommended appointment of seven other Chief Justices to different States. The list included: Allahabad – Justice Rajesh Bindal, Calcutta – Justice Prakash Srivastava, Andhra Pradesh – Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra, Karnataka – Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Meghalaya – Justice Ranjit V More, Gujarat – Justice Aravind Kumar and Madhya Pradesh – Justice R V Malimath.
Five more Chief Justices were recommended to be transferred by the collegium including Justice Arup Kumar Goswami – Andhra Pradesh to Chhattisgarh, Justice Mohd. Rafiq – Madhya Pradesh to Himachal Pradesh, Justice Akil Qureshi – Tripura to Rajasthan, Justice Indrajit Mahanty – Rajasthan to Tripura and Justice Biswanath Somadder – Meghalaya to Sikkim.