Visakhapatnam District

History

The Visakhapatnam is a coastal, port city, often called "The Jewel of the East Coast", situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh, located on the eastern shore of India, nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and facing the Bay of Bengal to the east. It is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam District and is also home of the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.

It is the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh with an area of 550km. It is primarily an industrial city, apart from being a port city.

According to the history, the city was named after the god of Valor-Vishakha. It was a part of the Kalinga Kingdom, under Ashoka's rule in 260 B.C. It passed on later to the Andhra Kings of Vengi. After this Pallava, Chola and Ganga dynasties ruled the city.In the 15th century, Vishakhapatnam became a part of the Vijayanagar Empire.

It is often called the best tourism destination in Andhra Pradesh. From Lakes to cool Beaches, from beautiful Hill Ranges to Caves and Valleys, Visakhapatnam has them all. The district has many tourism spots that represent the Culture and Heritage of the true India.

TheDistrict Court,Visakhapatnam was established in the year 1931. The District has 77 number of Courts, i.e., 21District Courts, 21Senior Civil Judge Courts ,27 Junior Civil Judge Courts , and 8 Special Magistrate Courts.

The following is the list of District and Sessions Judges who have acted as such for the year 1931 .

 

S.No

Name

Period

1.

Sri P.Ramlingam,ICS

1931

2.

Sri V.Panduranga Rao,B.A

1932

3.

Sri A.C.Happell,ICS

1934

4.

Sri V.Venkatasubbarao Pantulu

1935

5.

Sri C.V.Reddy

1935

6.

Sri J.K.Lancasmire,MA.,ICS,

1936 to 1939

7.

Sri A.S.Pancha Pakesa Ayyer

1939 to 1940

8.

Sri A.C.Happell,MA.,ICS.,

1941

9.

Sri Rao Sahib C.Satyanarayana Chowdary

1941

10.

Sri M.A.Coelhi,MA.,ML.,

1941

11.

Sri P.N.Ramaswamy MA.,BL.,

1942 to 1945

12.

Sri J.A.Pinto MA.,Bl.,

1945 to 1947

13.

Sri Khan Bahudur P.Sarifuddin Saheb Bahudur MA.,BL.,

1948 to 1949

14.

Sri K.V.L.Narasimham

1949 to 1953

15.

Sri J.Sambasiv Rao Chowdary BA.,BL.,

1953

16.

Sri B.T.M.Raghavacharyulu BA.,BL.,

1953 to 1956

17.

Sri K.JagannadhaRao BA.,BL.,

1957 to 1958

18.

Sri Murahari Rao

1958

19.

Sri S.Obul Reddy

1959

20.

Sri M.Ramachandra Raju

1960 to 1963

21.

Sri M.A.Jabbar

1963 to 1964

22.

Sri V.Kameswara Rao

1964

23.

Sri B.S.RamaMOhan Rao

1964 to 1966

24.

Sri L.Jagadeshwara Rao

1966 to 1968

25.

Sri K.Venkateswara Rao

1968 to 1970

26.

Sri K.Kameswara Raju

1970

27.

Sri K. Ranganayakulu

1971 to 1972

28.

Sri T.Narsinga Rao

1972

29.

Sri K.Srikrishna

1972 to 1974

30.

Sri K.Sriranganayakulu

1974 to 1976

31.

Sri R.V.K.Eswara Rao

1976 to 1977

32.

Sri B.Rama Rao

1977 to 1978

33.

Sri G.RadhaKrishna Rao

1978 to 1981

34.

Sri T.V.Seshacharyulu

1981 to 1983

35.

Sri Mohan Ram Reddy

1983 to 1985

36.

Sri I.Panduranga Rao

1985 to 1987

37.

Sri N.D.Patnayak

1987 to 1988

38.

Sri P.Rangayya

1989 to 1991

39.

Sri G.V.Narayana Rao

1991 to 1992

40.

Sri M.RamaKrishna

1992 to 1993

41.

Sri Vamana Rao

1994 to 1995

42.

Sri A.Venkatareddy

1995 to 1996

43.

Sri P.Lakshmana Reddy

1996 to 1999

44.

Sri Ch.S.R.K.Prasad

1999 to 2001

45.

Sri K.M.Nagabhushan Rao

2002 to 2003

46.

Sri N.Vidya Prasad

2003 to 2006

47.

Sri R.Kanta Rao

2006 to 2008

48.

Sri N.R.L.Nageswara Rao

2008 to 2010

49.

Sri K.Gaddenna

2010 to 2011

50.

Sri Ch.Manavendranath Roy

2011 to 2012

51.

Smt P.Sree Sudha

2012

52.

Smt V.Venkata Prasad

2012 to 2013

53.

Sri K.Siva Prasad

2013

54.

Sri V.JayaSurya

2013 to 2016

55.

Smt P.V.Jyothirmai

2016-2018

56.

Ms.B.S.Bhanumathi

2018 - 2020

57.

Sri. A.HARI HARANADHA SARMA

2020 onwards

 

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