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Manjula Chellur, first woman chief justice of Calcutta HC

Posted on Aug 05 2014 | IANS

Kolkata, Aug 5 : Manjula Chellur was Tuesday sworn in as the first woman Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court.

Governor K.N. Tripathi administered the oath of office to Chellur at Raj Bhavan here.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was also present on the occasion.

Chellur became the 37th Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court replacing Justice Arun Mishra, who has been elevated to the Supreme Court.

beginning her career as an advocate in Bellary, Chellur went to become the first woman judge of Karnataka High Court in 2000.

She was earlier the Kerala High Court Chief Justice.

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