Andhra Pradesh High Court

Andhra Pradesh High Court

Andhra Pradesh High Court

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The Andhra Pradesh High Court is the High Court of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It was set up on 5 July 1954 under the Andhra State Act, 1953.

Its seat is in the administrative capital, Hyderabad and has a sanctioned judge strength of 39.

History of the judiciary in Andhra Pradesh

The State of Andhra Pradesh was formed by the merger of the Andhra area of the Madras Presidency—governed by the British and the Telangana area of the former Indian state of Hyderabad ruled over by the Nizam of the Hyderabad.

History of High Court Building

In Hyderabad State

The High Court stands on the south bank of the River Musi. This is one of the finest buildings in the city, built in red and white stones in Saracenic style, by Nizam VII Mir Osman Ali Khan the ruler of the princely state of Hyderabad

The Plan of the High Court was drawn up by Shankar Lal of Jaipur and the local engineer who executed the design was Mehar Ali Fazil. The construction started on 15 April 1915 and was completed on 31 March 1919. On 20 April 1920 the High Court building was inaugurated by Nizam VII Mir Osman Ali Khan.

While digging the foundation for the High Court, ruins of the Qutb Shahi Palaces, namely Hina Mahal and Nadi Mahal were unearthed. The High Court looks beautiful and impressive from the Naya Pul Bridge at sunset.

After its construction, a silver model of the High Court with a silver key was presented to the Nizam VII Mir Osman Ali Khan by the Judiciary during the Silver...
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