Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has written to government recommending Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as his successor, say sources.
Justice Gogoi, in his letter, has reportedly recommended that the government start the process of appointing Justice SA Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Bobde is number 2 in seniority after Justice Gogoi.
Justice SA 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.
He was elevated to the Supreme Court in April, 2013.