Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde takes oath as 47th CJI

Justice Bobde was elevated to the bench of the Bombay High Court on March 29, 2000, as an Additional Judge. He was sworn in as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on October 16, 2012.

Written by November 18, 2019 09:38

New Delhi: Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was on Monday sworn-in as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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New CJI, Bobde, has succeeded Justice Ranjan Gogoi who retired on November 17 after remaining in office for over 13 months.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah were also present on the occasion along with many other attendees.

After the oath taking, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde proceeds to his mother to seek her blessings.

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde

About Justice Bobde 

Justice Bobde was born in 1956 at Nagpur, Maharashtra and obtained his B.A. and LL.B. degrees from Nagpur University.

He enrolled on the rolls of the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978. He practised law at the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court with appearances at Bombay before the Principal Seat and before the Supreme Court for over 21 years. He was designated as a senior advocate in 1998.

Justice Bobde was elevated to the bench of the Bombay High Court on March 29, 2000, as an Additional Judge. He was sworn in as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on October 16, 2012.

He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court of India on April 12, 2013.

Justice Bobde will retire as CJI on April 23, 2021. (ANI)