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Inspiring Story of Journey from Lawyer to Supreme Court Chief Justice: Justice Sharad A Bobde Inspiring Story of Journey from Lawyer to Supreme Court Chief Justice: Justice Sharad A Bobde

Bronze medal Reporter Adv Sanu Posted 30 Oct 2019
Inspiring Story of Journey from Lawyer to Supreme Court Chief Justice: Justice Sharad A Bobde

Justice Bobde, who will be the 47th Chief Justice of India, will be confirmed on 18 November, following the retirement of current CJI Ranjan Gogoi on 17 November. Bobde's term will keep running till 23 April 2021.

President Ram Nath Kovind on October 29 marked a warrant to designate Justice Sharad A. Bobde as the following Chief Justice of India (CJI). According to the show, the active CJI Ranjan Gogoi suggested the name of Justice Bobde, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court as his successor. Justice Bobde, 63, will make a vow as the CJI on November 18, a day after officeholder Ranjan Gogoi demits office. Justice Bobde is likewise part of the five-judge Constitutional Bench that is hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title contest. Beginning as an extra judge in the Bombay High Court in 2000, Justice Bobde has filled in as the Chief Justice in Madhya Pradesh before being raised to the Supreme Court in 2013. He is likewise filling in as the Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai and Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur.

He was born in Nagpur; 63-year old Bobde originates from a group of prominent legal scholars. His father, Arvind Bobde, was a former advocate general of Maharashtra. Bobde's senior sibling late Vinod Arvind Bobde was a senior Supreme Court advocate in India and also a famous constitutional expert. After Mohammad Hidayatullah in 1968, Justice Bobde will be the second from Nagpur's bar association to possess the pined for the seat. A judge since 2000, Justice Bobde joined the Bombay High Court as an extra judge. He was named by the 39th Chief Justice Altamas Kabir as the Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice in October 2012. In April 2013, he was raised to Supreme Court by Justice Kabir.

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Justice Bobde has been a piece of Supreme Court benches that have given milestone decisions;

  • A two-judge seat of the Indian Supreme Court, containing Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao in 2017, dismissed a lady's supplication looking for end of her baby, in light of the medicinal board's report that the 26-week-old embryo got an opportunity of endurance.
  • A two-judge seat of the Indian Supreme Court, involving Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao in 2017, maintained the boycott by the Karnataka Government of a book by Mate Mahadevi on the ground that it shocked the strict sentiments of Lord Basavanna's supporters.
  • A three-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court, involving Bobde, T. S. Thakur and Arjan Kumar Sikri in 2016, in connection to the extraordinary air contamination in the National Capital Region, suspended the offers of firecrackers in the area.
  • He was also a part of the nine-member bench that recognised privacy as a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution in August 2017.
  • In 2015, a 3-member Supreme Court bench—including Justices Bobde, Jasti Chelameswar, and Chokkalingam Nagappan—ruled that “no person should be denied any benefits or 'suffer' for not having the Aadhaar cards...”

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