Justice Ferdino Rebello, one of the acclaimed Goan retired as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court after serving it as Chief Justice for 13 months.
Justice Rebello earlier served as a judge on the Bombay High Court till he was elevated as Chief Justice in June last year. He was appointed as a judge of the Bombay High Court on 15th April 1996.
Justice Rebello is the second Goan to have become a chief justice of a high court, the first one being Justice G D Kamat who was the chief justice of Gujarat High Court.
Born in Cuncolim on 31st July 1949, Justice Rebello obtained his law degree from the Government Law College in Mumbai in 1973.
Prior to his appointment as a judge, Justice Rebello had a thriving practice in Goa and he was considered to be an authority on service matters, constitution, municipal and panchayat cases too.
He worked as a part time lecturer at the Salgaocar Law College for two years and was the president of the High Court Bar Association in Goa for two years.
Justice Rebello also served as a MLA of the Goa, Daman & Diu Legislative Assembly when he was elected from Cuncolim constituency in 1977 during the anti-Congress wave following the emergency when the Janata Party came to power at the centre.