Justice Shivaraj Patil, Former chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India, Chairman, SPARSH FOUNDATION

Born on 12-01-1940. Enrolled as an Advocate on 25-07-1962 and started practice at Gulbarga. Shifted to Bangalore in 1979. Was Member, Karnataka State Bar Council. Appointed a Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on 29-03-1990. Transferred to the High Court of Madras on 29-04-1994. And was Acting Chief Justice there from 29-12-1998 till 19-01-1999. Assumed office of the Chief Justice of High Court of Rajasthan on 22-01-1999. Elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court on 15-03-2000. Conferred with Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. Presently is a Member of the National Human Rights Commission.