Attorney General KK Venugopal on Saturday got fresh one-year extension in office. His current three-year tenure is coming to an end on June 30.
According to offical sources, the government had written to Venugopal, 89, about its plan to give him a new tenure. In his reply, the top law officer said that due to his advanced age, he would prefer to have just a one-year fresh stint.
Top legal luminary Venugopal succeeded Mukul Rohatgi as the AG on June 30, 2017. Attorney General is the Government of India’s top law officer and chief legal advisor who represents the Centre in crucial cases before the Supreme Court.
Venugopal has represented the Centre in high-profile cases like Aadhar and Rafale deal befor the apex court.
In 1954, Venugopal started his law career at the Mysore High Court. He, thereafter, shifted to the Madras high court. He started appearing in the Supreme Court in 1960s and was designated senior advocate by the Supreme Court in 1972.