Mr. Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has been appointed the next Chief Justice of India by the President, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind. Mr. Justice Bobde, who succeeds the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, will take oath on November 18.
Mr. Justice Bobde is a former Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and is due to retire on April 23, 2021.
Born on April 24, 1956 at Nagpur, he studied in the Nagpur University. He joined the Bombay High Court in 2000 as additional judge. In 2012, he became Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
He was elevated to the Supreme Court in April, 2013. He has been involved in top cases before the Supreme Court, including the Ayodhya dispute, the BCCI case and petitions against firecrackers.
Mr. Justice Gogoi, sworn in as Chief Justice on October 3, 2018, will retire on November 17.