(Eds: Updating with additional info) Hyderabad, Jan 7 (PTI) Justice Hima Kohli was on Thursday sworn in as Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court becoming the first woman to occupy the top post.
Kohli, who was a judge of the Delhi High Court prior to her appointment as the Chief Justice of Telangana HC, was administered the oath of office by Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan at an event held at the Raj Bhavan here.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union MoS (Home) G Kishan Reddy, several Telangana ministers and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Kohli is the first woman Chief Justice of Telangana High Court which came into existence in 2019.
She succeeds R S Chauhan who has been transferred as Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court.
Kohli is also said to be the first woman CJ of the High Court at Hyderabad which served the undivided Andhra Pradesh (prior to its bifurcation after the formation of Telangana).
Born in 1959 in Delhi, Kohli completed her law course in the University of Delhi in 1984 and got enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in the same year.
She was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi in 2006 and took oath as a permanent Judge in 2007.
Among several other responsibilities, she was appointed as the Executive Chairperson of the Delhi State Legal Services Authority in 2020.PTI SJR SS PTI PTI