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Born on 14th October, 1961.  His Lordship son of late Shri Arun Shanker Jha, who is great grandson of Rai Saheb Pandit Lajja Shanker Jha, founder of Government Pt. Lajja Shanker Jha Model School of Excellence, Jabalpur and grandson of Padma Bhushan Dr. V.S. Jha, Ex Vice Chancellor of B.H.U, Chairman, Common Wealth Education Liason, London etc.

After obtaining degree in law (LL.B.) in 1986 from University Teaching Department, Rani  Durgawati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, His Lordship got enrolled himself as an Advocate on 20.09.1986 with the State Bar Council of Madhya Pradesh and joined the chamber of Shri P.P. Naolekar in the year 1986, who later became Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and retired as Hon’ble Judge of the Supreme Court of India and thereafter served as Lokayukta, Madhya Pradesh.

His Lordship was in active and continuous practice in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh since the day of enrolment and the CAT and SAT since their establishment and continuously and extensively dealt with Constitutional vires matters, TAX, N.S.A Election and other Constitutional Matters for the State of Madhya Pradesh apart from civil services, constitutional and criminal matters. His Lordship was counsel for the High Court of Madhya Pradesh, Bhilai Steel Plant, Food Corporation of India, M.P. State Minor Forest Produce Trading & Development Federation and others.

He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on 18th October, 2005 and Permanent Judge on 2nd February, 2007.

His Lordship was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on 10th June, 2019.

Took oath as Chief Justice of this Court on 6th October, 2019.