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50th Chief Justice of India

09 November, 2022

Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud sworn in as 50th CJI

Chandrachud who succeeded Justice UU Lalit will head India’s judiciary until Nov 10, 2024

He is the son of the longest serving CJI Y V Chandrachud, who headed the Judiciary from February 22, 1978, to July 11, 1985

Chandrachud played pivotal role in digitisation of the judiciary and part of landmark verdicts on issues such as the Ayodhya land dispute, Section 377 and right to privacy

He was chief justice of the Allahabad High Court from October 31, 2013 till his elevation to the apex court

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