Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, who has decided several key cases and was part of the recent historic Ayodhya verdict, was on Monday (Nov 18) took oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India. Justice Bobde, 63, succeeds Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who demitted office on Sunday.
Justice Bobde took oath in English in the name of God at a brief ceremony held at the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several senior ministers were present at the oath-taking ceremony. Former vice president Hamid Ansari and former prime minister Manmohan Singh were also present
Justice SA Bobde practiced at the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court with appearances before the principal seat in Bombay and before the Supreme Court of India, and became senior advocate in 1998. On March 29, 2000, he was appointed as a judge of the Bombay High Court. After 12 years on the bench in his home state, he became Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on October 16, 2012.
On April 12, 2013, Justice Bobde was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court of India.
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