Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde on Monday sworn-in as the 47th Chief Justice of India, succeeding Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who demitted office on Sunday. CJI Bobde will have a tenure of around 17 months. He would demit office on April 23, 2021. He has been the part of several key cases.
— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2019
Justice Bobde was a part of five-judge constitution bench that delivered the historic verdict over the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. Also, he was a part of a nine-judge bench headed by the then CJI J S Khehar which held that the Right to Privacy was a constitutionally protected fundamental right in India.
Justice Bobde hails from a family of lawyers in Maharashtra. He is the son of the eminent senior advocate Arvind Shriniwas Bobde. He was chosen following the rule of senority and his name recommended by Justice Ranjan Gogoi in a letter to the Centre.
President Ram Nath Kovind signed the Warrant of Appointment, following which the Law Ministry issued a notification naming the judge as the next head of the Indian judiciary.