Bachelor of Laws, Royal Law College Belgaum, India, 1953.
He had a traditional arranged marriage and is the father of three children, Lakshmi Kumar (daughter, married), Krishnan Venugopal (elder son) and Kannan Konath Venugopal (younger son). 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.
Venugopal is one of the main advocates for Judicial reforms in India. He is against the creation of regional benches of the Supreme Court of India. Instead, he recommends that Courts of Appeal be established in the four regions of the country, who finally decide on appeals from the High Court judgments in all cases other than cases of national importance which affect the whole country, disputes between States or between States and the Centre, Presidential references and substantial questions of law relating to interpretation of the Constitution.
This will relieve the burden on Supreme Court.
Member American Bar Association (honorary), Supreme Court Bar Association India (president 1990-1991, 94-95, 99-2000), Union International des Avocats (president 1996-1997), Bar Association India (vice president), SAARCLAW (president 1995-1997).
Married Shantha Konath Venugopal, May 28, 1958. Children: Lakshmi, Krishnan, Kannan.