He was a senior advocate for two years before he became an Additional Judge in 1999. He went on to serve in the High Courts of Delhi, Gauhati and Andhra Pradesh. His tenure in the Supreme Court began in June 2012.
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, Justice Madan Lokur and Justice Kurien Joseph on Wednesday participated in a cricket match between the CJI XI and Supreme Court Bar Association XI. While Justice Misra enjoyed batting, Justice Lokur was seen