Justice Sharad Bobde sworn in as the CJI at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The 63-year-old Chief Justice, Sharad Bobde succeeds Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Justive SA Bobde will serve as the leader of the judiciary till April 23, 2021


On Monday, November 18, Supreme Court Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was sworn in as the 47th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind. The 63-year-old Justice from Maharashtra succeeds Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Justice SA Bobde will serve as the leader of the judiciary till April 23, 2021. Meanwhile, Justices NV Ramana, UU Lalit and DY Chandrachud are next in line.

Chief Justice Bobde was on the benches that heard cases like the Ayodhya land dispute case in 2019. He also was part of the bench that held privacy to be a fundamental right in 2017 and in 2015 had declared that no Indian citizen without an Aadhaar card could be denied government services.

Justice Bobde hails from Nagpur, Maharashtra, and is the son of Arvind Shriniwas Bobde, an eminent senior advocate. He received his law degree from Nagpur University and was enrolled on the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978. Subsequently, Justice Bobde was designated as a senior advocate in 1998.

However, his career as a judge did not begin before 2000 when he was appointed as the Additional Judge in Bombay High Court in March 2000. In 2012, Chief Justice SA Bobde served as Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and was elevated to the Supreme Court in April the following year.

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