KK Venugopal took over as next Attorney General of India on Monday. Venugopal replaced Mukul Rohatgi to become latest Attorney General of India.
On 30 June, 2017, Venugopal was appointed as the Attorney-General of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Venugopal has appeared in many high-profile cases. Most significantly, he was appointed by the Royal Government of Bhutan to serve as the Constitutional adviser for drafting of the Constitution of Bhutan.
Mukul Rohatgi’s three-year tenure ended on June 19. He had earlier asked government not to consider him for reappointment to the post.
Rohatgi told earlier that he had written to the government in May conveying his wish to discontinue as Attorney General and return to private practice.