Ayodhya case counsel from Andhra PS Narasimha in line to become CJI

PS Narasimha is the son of justice P S Kodandaramaiah, who hails from the Ganapavaram Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  19 Aug 2021 4:04 AM GMT
Ayodhya case counsel from Andhra PS Narasimha in line to become CJI

Hyderabad: Supreme Court collegium has approved the proposal to elevate nine high court judges and advocates to the apex court.

Senior Advocate PS Narasimha's name also features in the list of nine names recommended by the Supreme Court of India as judges in the apex court. PS Narasimha is the son of justice P S Kodandaramaiah, who hails from the Ganapavaram Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.

Of the nine, Justice Vikram Nath, sitting Chief Justice of Gujarat and BV Nagarathna, sitting Chief Justice of Karnataka, and Senior Advocate PS Narasimha will go on to become the Chief Justice of India.


Narasimha if cleared for appointment by the Central government will be the ninth lawyer to be appointed directly from the Bar to the Supreme Court.

Narasimha is a senior advocate at the Supreme Court. A former Additional Solicitor General of India, he is known for his deep knowledge of Indian traditional intellectual traditions.

In the Ayodhya case, he represented Ram Lalla Virajman and appeared for Mahant Ramachandradas. He was one of the advocates who were felicitated by VHP and RSS at Ayodhya after the verdict.

He is a member of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), a body that provides free legal services to the weaker sections by organizing Lok Adalats. He was recently in the news for his involvement in bringing about major changes in the functioning of BCCI as the Amicus Curiae appointed by Supreme Court of India.

PS Narasimha is the son of Justice P Kodandaramayya who played a very important role in the publication of major Sanskrit texts with commentaries in the Telugu language through Arsha Vignana Trust and is himself an author on Ramayana and Mahabharata

Info credit to Bar and Bench.

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