Justice Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan was born on 12.06.1955 at
Karnatham Village, Virudhachalam Taluk, Cuddalore District. His
father was a retired teacher and had secured the President of India,
award for being a Good teacher. His late mother Kamalam Ammal was a
house wife and a tutor for her children.
Studied up to High School level at Mangalampet High
School, thereafter completed the Pre-University Course, at
Virudhachalam Arts College. Thereafter, His Lordship completed B. Sc.
graduation at the New College, Chennai. Subsequently, embarked on law
study at Madras Law College and completed the Course in the year
1983. Immediately, thereafter, enrolled as Advocate before the Bar
Counsel of Tamil Nadu and started practice in the Civil Side. During
practice of law, was selected as legal adviser of the Metro Water,
Government Advocate in Civil Suits and also Standing Counsel for the
Central Government. During the tenure of higher studies, was involved
in various Social assignments besides NCC and NSS. Served as a Judge
at the Madras High Court for the last 8 years and gaining steadily in
the field of Judicial assignments and reform.
Transferred to Calcutta High Court on Mar 11, 2016