KK Venugopal aka Kottayan Katankot Venugopal, a renowned lawyer and a constitutional expert, is the next and 15th Attorney-General of India. He was appointed on 30 June, 2017, by President Pranab Mukherjee. KK Venugopal will replace Mukul Rohatgi, the Attorney-General for India. KK Venugopal was born in 1931 (month not known). He is 86. He has over 60 years of experience as a lawyer, practising in Chennai and eventually in Delhi. KK Venugopal was appointed Senior Advocate in 1972 and later Solicitor General in 1977. KK Venugopal is a Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan awardee, honoured by the Government of India.
KK Venugopal experience
KK Venugopal is one of the most expensive and high-profile lawyers of India. He was advisor to the Royal Government of Bhutan while drafting the country’s constitution. Venugopal was the amicus curiae (impartial advisor) for the court in the 2G spectrum case. Some of KK Venugopal's important cases also include the Babri Masjid demolition case, where he represented Lal Krishna Advani, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran.
As the newly appointed Attorney-General of India, KK Venugopal will handle the Triple Talaq (Talaq-e-Mughallazah) case and also the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Card (the case has been referred to the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court of India), among other cases. KK Venugopal's tenure will be of three years as the Government of India's counsel. With the appointment of KK Venugopal, some judicial reform is expected in India.
By Shweta Parande | Photo: PTI.