Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde sworn-in as the 47th Chief Justice of India today, i.e. 18-11-2019.

As reported by ANI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah were also present for the ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.


Born on 24.04.1956 at Nagpur, Maharashtra, son of Shri Arvind Shriniwas Bobde. Took B.A. and LL.B. Degrees from Nagpur University.  Enrolled on the Roll of the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978.  Practiced Law at the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court with appearances at Bombay before the Principal Seat and before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India for over 21 years.  Designated as Senior Advocate in 1998.

  • Elevated to the Bench of the Bombay High Court on 29th March, 2000, as Additional Judge.
  • Sworn in as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on 16th October, 2012.
  • Elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 12th April, 2013.
  • Due to retire on 23rd April, 2021

Justices NV Ramana, UU Lalit and DY Chandrachud are next in line.

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