On Saturday, P. Niroop, a native of Telangana state and a practicing advocate in the Supreme Court was designated as a senior advocate by the Supreme Court. Niroop becomes the first lawyer from the state to be designated as a senior advocate. Niroop is the son of P. Ramachandra Reddy, who was an eminent lawyer, former Speaker, and minister in Andhra Pradesh before bifurcation.
He belongs to the Medak district. He practiced in the mofussil court of Sangareddy after enrolling in the bar council in 1985 and then went to the SC. He inhabits from the chambers of Gopal Subramaniam (former solicitor-general of India) and V.R. Reddy (former advocate-general, AP, and later the additional solicitor-general of India).
Niroop represented the state of Goa in the Supreme Court as well and other fora in Delhi between the years 2013 and 2016 as their senior standing counsel. He had also served as the additional advocate-general for Meghalaya in Shillong and Delhi in 2017-2018.
He has 30 years of standing at the Supreme Court bar and 31 reported judgments to his credit on sensitive subjects of national importance in the areas of private international law, infrastructural law, environmental law, constitutional laws, and land and agricultural laws.
He also appeared on behalf of social activists in PILs before the Telangana High Court, challenging the state government’s decision to demolish Irram Manzil in Hyderabad to build Secretariat.
Apart from Niroop, the SC also designated former Judge of Andhra Pradesh High Court Naushad Ali and former Chief Justice of Patna High Court L. Narasimha Reddy (Warangal) as senior advocates.