Sudhanshu Dhulia is a authorized skilled, who was appointed as a decide of the Supreme Court docket of India on 9 Might 2022. He’s the second decide to be elevated from the Uttarakhand Excessive Court docket. Previously, he served because the Chief Justice of Gauhati Excessive Court docket (10 January 2021 – 8 Might 2022).
Sudhanshu Dhulia was born on Wednesday, 10 August 1960 (age 62 years; as of 2022) in a small cantonment city of Lansdowne in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. His zodiac signal is Leo. Sudhanshu’s household has its roots in Madanpur, a distant village within the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttrakhand. He did his education at Sainik College, Lucknow. Thereafter, he attended Allahabad College, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, to pursue his commencement. Sudhanshu graduated in 1981 after which pursued a Masters in Fashionable Historical past (1983). In 1986, he obtained a bachelor’s diploma in Regulation. Sudhanshu was a eager debater in his faculty and school days. He was additionally good at sports activities and actively took half in varied sports activities competitions whereas he was at school.
Top (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Mother and father & Siblings
Sudhanshu Dhulia’s father, Keshav Chandra Dhulia, served as a senior lawyer, an extra advocate basic of the Uttarakhand authorities, and a decide on the Allahabad Excessive Court docket. His mom, Sumitra Dhulia, is a retired Sanskrit professor, who taught on the Authorities Central Pedagogical Institute, Allahabad. He has two brothers, Himanshu Dhulia and Tigmanshu Dhulia. His elder brother, Himanshu Dhulia, is a retired Indian Naval officer. His youthful brother, Tigmanshu Dhulia, is an Indian nationwide award-winning movie director.
Sudhanshu Dhulia is the grandson of Pandit Bhairav Dutt Dhulia, a freedom fighter, Sanskrit scholar and an Ayurvedacharya. He was additionally a politician, who served as an MLA from the Lansdowne constituency of undivided Uttar Pradesh. Apart from that, he was additionally an lively journalist, who was concerned within the publication of the well-known Hindi newspaper Karmabhoomi from Kotdwar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Bhairav was sentenced to seven years in jail for his participation within the ‘Stop India Motion’ (he served a sentence in jail for about three years and was later launched).
As a Lawyer
Sudhanshu Dhulia started his observe as a lawyer (Civil and Constitutional) earlier than Excessive Court docket of Judicature at Allahabad in 1986. As part of the Bar Council of India, Sudhanshu labored as a solicitor for a lot of outstanding companies just like the Indian Institute of Know-how (IIT ), Roorkee, State Industrial Growth Company of Uttarakhand Ltd. (SIDCUL), and the Bhagirathi River Valley Authority. On the creation of the brand new State of Uttarakhand in 2000, he shifted his observe to the newly created Excessive Court docket of the State of Uttarakhand, at Nainital and have become his first Chief Standing Counsel. Later, he was appointed because the Further Advocate Normal, and in June 2014, he was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Uttarakhand Excessive Court docket.
As a Decide
In 2008, Dhulia was elevated from the bar to the bench and was appointed because the everlasting decide of the Uttarakhand Excessive Court docket on 1 November. On 7 January 2021, he was appointed because the Chief Justice of Gauhati Excessive Court docket.
Sudhanshu took the oath because the Chief Justice of Gauhati Excessive Court docket (Excessive Court docket of Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh) on 10 January 2021.
In the meantime, he additionally served because the decide answerable for training on the Uttarakhand judicial and authorized academy. On 5 Might 2022, a 5-member Supreme Court docket collegium comprising Justices UU Lalit, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, and L Nageswara Rao headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana advisable the elevation of Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala as Supreme Court docket judges . On 7 Might 2022, Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala and Sudhanshu Dhulia have been appointed because the Supreme Court docket judges, taking its whole working energy to 34. The appointment letter of Justice Dhulia learn,
In train of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Structure of India, the President is happy to nominate Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, Chief Justice of the Gauhati Excessive Court docket, to be a Decide of the Supreme Court docket of India with impact from the date he assumes cost of his workplace.”
Chief Justice of India NV Ramana administered the oath of workplace to Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala throughout a perform on the auditorium of the Further Constructing Advanced of the Supreme Court docket.
On the Supreme Court docket of India, Sudhanshu is part of the Bench led by Justice UU Lalit, the seniormost decide after the Chief Justice of India. Lalit is subsequent in line to grow to be the CJI as per the seniority norm.
As a decide of the Supreme Court docket of India, Sudhanshu Dhulia is entitled to a wage of Rs 2.50 lakh monthly (as of 2022). Along with wage, he’s additionally entitled to sure different perks and services.
- Sudhanshu actively took half in theater whereas he was in school. As a toddler, he was keen on watching movies. Speaking about Sudhanshu and Himanshu in an interview, Tigmanshu mentioned,
Once I was rising up, they have been already fairly older. I’ve solely adopted them. I’ve finished what they did. Sudhanji theater karne lage they toh essential bhi theater karne laga tha. Ye log college me padhte the. Ye log pairon pe khade ho gaye aur essential theater me hee laga raha. Yahi log movies dikhate the, fir essential filmein banana lag gaya. Yahi kahani hai mere paas.”
- Throughout an interview, Advocate Normal for Assam Devajit Saikia recollected the day when Justice Dhulia took over the kidneys on the Gauhati Excessive Court docket and mentioned,
He got here once we have been within the midst of the pandemic. It was a really difficult time within the Gauhati Excessive Court docket. It was not a standard scenario when he needed to handle the executive functioning of the courts.”
The decide adopted “brave” steps as a way to permit the functioning of the courts within the subordinate judicial in addition to the Excessive Court docket, in a way by which each the rights of attorneys and judicial officers in addition to the curiosity of litigants have been safeguarded. ”
- In an interview, a prime legislation officer from Assam termed Sudhanshu as a compassionate decide. Speaking about Sudhanshu, he mentioned,
That is why he’s very fashionable amongst advocates. He by no means gave significance to face worth. He heard the junior advocate and new entrants, and in the identical method, he heard a lawyer of excessive stature within the Gauhati Excessive Court docket; there was no distinction. I really feel he genuinely deserves a excessive place within the highest courtroom of the nation. We’re very proud and want him all greatest for his tenure within the Supreme Court docket.”
- Sudhanshu was appointed as an honorary professor within the Uttarakhand Academy of Administration (ATI) Nainital.