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P.N. RAVINDRAN

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Former judge of Kerala High Court


NAME– P.N. Ravindran
PROFESSION– Advocate, Judge, Politician
BORN – 29/05/1956
PLACE OF BIRTH – Alathur, Palakkad, Kerala, India.
FATHER’S NAME – N/A
MOTHER’S NAME – N/A
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SIBLINGS – N/A
CHILDREN – N/A
EDUCATION –
Graduated in Botany from Government Victoria College, Palakkad in the year 1976
Completed his LL. B from Government Law College, Ernakulam in the year 1979
POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS/PARTY– Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)
OFFICIAL WEBSITE- N/A
AWARDS – Sugandha Bharathi award
SPECIALISATION- Criminal and Civil Laws
COMMITTEE/PANEL HEADED– N/A


BACKGROUND –
P. N. Ravindran is a former judge of the Kerala High Court. He graduated in Botany from Government
Victoria College, Palakkad in the year 1976. He completed his LL. B from Government Law College,
Ernakulam in the year 1979.

He himself enrolled as an Advocate on 16/12/1979 and practiced in the High
Court of Kerala. Served as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel from 18/06/1998 to
21/04/1999 and as Legal Advisor & Standing Counsel for the Guruvayoor Devaswom from 20/11/2002 to
25/04/2005.

He Sworn in as Additional Judge of the High Court of Kerala on 13/12/2007 and elevated as
Permanent Judge of the High Court of Kerala on 9/12/2009.


CAREER TIMELINE –
1979 – Enrolled as Advocate and practiced in the High Court of Kerala
1998 – Appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel
2002 – Legal Advisor & Standing Counsel for the Guruvayoor Devaswom
2007 – Additional Judge of the High Court of Kerala
2009 – Elevated as Permanent Judge of the High Court of Kerala
2021 – Became a member of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)


LANDMARK JUDGEMENTS- N/A


CONTROVERSIES – Since he was a part of the Judiciary and had joined a political party (BJP), his
reputation is sceptical in front of the people of India. Former Gujarat Chief Minister Sankarsinh Vaghela
tweeted against him and V. Chitambaresh (former judge of Kerala High Court) alleging a transgression of
the powers of the judiciary.
During his time as a judge, he constantly spoke against nepotism in the appointment of judges. At the

time of his retirement, he spoke against those who “vilify” the high court, calling them publicity seekers.
His comment was seemingly aimed at one of his colleagues, B. Kemal Pasha, who had alleged used
nepotism in the appointment of judges, and spoke against post-retirement jobs.
REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS- N/A

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