New Delhi, Oct 18: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has recommended by writing a letter of appointment for second senior most judge Justice S A Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India. As per tradition, the sitting CJI has to write and recommend his immediate successor.
Justice Bobde is number 2 in seniority after Justice Gogoi.
Justice Bobde is a former Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He is due to retire on 23 April 2021.
Born on April 24, 1956 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Justice Bobde 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.