Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde will be appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of India. He will be sworn in on November 18 and will remain at the high post for 18 months, till he retires on April 23, 2021.
Bobde is the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court. President Ram Nath Kovind signed a warrant to appoint him to the top post on the recommendation of incumbent CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
Justice Bobde hails from a family of lawyers. He is the son of Arvind Shriniwas Bobde, an eminent senior advocate. Late Vinod Arvind Bobde, his brother, was also a senior advocate of the apex court.
Justice Bobde pursued his graduation and obtained a degree in law from the Nagpur University. In the year 1998, he was designated as a Senior Advocate.
His career as a Justice began after being appointed as an Additional Judge in the Bombay High Court back in 2000. He was then sworn in as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court in 2012.
In 2013, he was elevated as a Supreme Court Judge.
Justice Bodge has been a part of several landmark cases.
He was a part of the bench which clarified that no Indian citizen who does not possess an Aadhaar card can be denied basic and government services.
He was a part of the bench that heard the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. Mediation in the Ayodhya dispute was suggested by CJ Bobde.
Justice Bobde also headed the panel that investigated the sexual harassment charges leveled against CJI Gogoi.