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Following a request from the federal government, senior attorney K K Venugopal has consented to stay on as the Attorney General for India for three more months, according to official sources on Wednesday. On June 30, his current term was set to expire.

The sources claimed that Venugopal was unwilling to remain in the constitutional position for "personal reasons." But in response to a request from the national government, he has agreed to remain the top lawyer for the Union of India for an additional three months.

In July 2017, the President of India elevated Venugopal, 91, to the position of Attorney General of India. Later, he received a new appointment to the position. He had taken Mukul Rohatgi's place.

An outstanding Supreme Court lawyer, Venugopal has testified in numerous matters involving crucial Constitutional and corporate law concerns. Between 1979 and 1980, he served as an additional solicitor general for India. In 2002 and 2015, he received the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awards