President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday signed a warrant appointing Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Bobde will be sworn in as Chief Justice on November 18 and will serve this post for around 18 months.
Born on April 24, 1956 in Nagpur, Justice Bobde will be the 47th Chief Justice of India. His is a former Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. Justice Bobde is due to retire on 23 April 2021. Justice Bobde studied in the Nagpur University.
Present Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on October 18 had recommended second senior-most judge Justice Bobde as his successor.
Justice Gogoi was the 46th Chief Justice of India, who took the charge on October 3, 2018 and will demit office on November 17.
Justice Bobde was part of the five-judge constitution bench hearing longest-running Ayodhya land dispute case and in which the judgement is still awaited.