Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur was born on 25th April, 1964. His Lordship graduated in Law from the University of Jammu. He was enrolled as Advocate in October 1989 with the Delhi Bar Council & was since then practising continuously at the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir as well as the State subordinate courts. He has remained as Standing Counsel for Income Tax Department, University of Jammu, J&K Board of School Education & Sainik School. He has also represented various institutions/departments like Reserve Bank of India, J&K State Accountability Commission, National Insurance Company, Hotel Corpn. of India and Air India. He appeared in a number of constitutional, civil, service, company, commercial, arbitration and insurance matters. He, being a distinguished lawyer, was designated as Senior Advocate on 11th June 2011 by the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir.
Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur was elevated as Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and his Lordship took oath on 8th March, 2013.