Judge Information

The Hon'ble Justice C.S. Karnan

Former Judge

Time Period:11-Mar-2016 to 11-Jun-2017

Justice Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan was born on 12.06.1955 at Karnatham Village, Virudhachalam Taluk, Cuddalore District. His father was a retired teacher and had secured the President of India, award for being a Good teacher. His late mother Kamalam Ammal was a house wife and a tutor for her children. Studied up to High School level at Mangalampet High School, thereafter completed the Pre-University Course, at Virudhachalam Arts College. Thereafter, His Lordship completed B. Sc. graduation at the New College, Chennai. Subsequently, embarked on law study at Madras Law College and completed the Course in the year 1983. Immediately, thereafter, enrolled as Advocate before the Bar Counsel of Tamil Nadu and started practice in the Civil Side. During practice of law, was selected as legal adviser of the Metro Water, Government Advocate in Civil Suits and also Standing Counsel for the Central Government. During the tenure of higher studies, was involved in various Social assignments besides NCC and NSS. Served as a Judge at the Madras High Court for the last 8 years and gaining steadily in the field of Judicial assignments and reform. Transferred to Calcutta High Court on Mar 11, 2016