His condition was said to be stable till late Saturday night but around 12.30 am, the doctors attending him broke the news of his demise to the family, a court official said.
Justice Shantanagoudar was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court on February 17, 2017. He was born on May, 5, 1958 in Karnataka and got himself enrolled as an advocate on September 5, 1980.
Later, he was appointed as an additional judge of the Karnataka High Court on May 12, 2003 and became a permanent judge in the court in September 2004. In 2016, he was transferred to the Kerala High Court, where he assumed charge as the Acting Chief Justice on August 1, 2016.
He became the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court on September 22, 2016, before being elevated as an apex court judge.