Vijayawada: Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra has been sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday. Governor Biswabhushan Harichandan administered the oath of office to Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra. Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy attended the CJ swearing-in ceremony at Tummalapalli Kalakshetra in Vijayawada. Earlier, Justice Mishra was the CJ of the Chhattisgarh High Court.

Justice Mishra was born on 29 August 1964 at Raigarh in Chhattisgarh. He holds B.Sc and LLB degrees from Guru Ghasidas University in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. He enrolled as an advocate on 4 September 1987 and practiced law in Raigarh district court, Madhya Pradesh High Court at Jabalpur, and Chhattisgarh High Court at Bilaspur.

He was appointed as a senior advocate by the Chhattisgarh High Court in January 2005. He has been the chairman of the Chhattisgarh State Bar Council for two years. He was a member of the Rule Making Committee of Chhattisgarh High Court and was the Chancellor's Nominee in the Executive Council of Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur. He was associated with Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, as its ex-officio member in the Executive Council.

He also served as the additional advocate general for Chhattisgarh from 26 June 2004 to 31 August 2007 and thereafter as the advocate general for the state from 1 September 2007. He was elevated as a judge of the High Court of Chhattisgarh on 10 December 2009.

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