Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde took oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India on Monday at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other dignitaries. Bobde, who hails from Nagpur, was part of the recent historic Ayodhya verdict and has adjudged several other important cases.
Bobde, who’ll have tenure of over 17 months as the CJI and is due to retire on April 23, 2021, is the son of eminent senior advocate Arvind Shriniwas Bobde.
The 63-year-old, who now succeeds Ranjan Gogoi, also headed a three-member in-house committee that gave a clean chit to then CJI Gogoi after a former apex court staffer filed a sexual harassment complaint against him.
Born on April 24, 1956 in Nagpur, Bobde pursued his Bachelor of Arts and LLB degrees from Nagpur University and was enrolled as an advocate of the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978.