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KK Venugopal Will Be Next Attorney General, President Okays Appointment

New Delhi:  Senior advocate KK Venugopal is the new Attorney General for India. President Pranab Mukherjee has approved his appointment and formal orders are expected soon. Mr Venugopal, 86, will succeed Mukul Rohatgi, who stepped down earlier this month, saying he wishes to get back to private practice.  

Mr Venugopal had served as a law officer in the Morarji Desai government. He assisted the Supreme Court in a number of cases and was an amicus curiae in the 2G case.

He had represented political heavy weights Jayalalithaa and Mayawati in corruption cases. He had also assisted the Bhutan government to frame its constitution.