Dr Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud is the 50th and current Chief Justice of India. He remains in headlines for making powerful political statements and giving remarkable verdicts in the Supreme Court. Recently, he spoke to the media about his fitness. His strict adherence to a healthy lifestyle could serve as an example for both the youth and elders alike. Let’s read about his fitness journey that contributes to his holistic well-being. 

Holistic Wellness Centre

On 22nd February, CJI Chandrachud attended the inauguration of the Holistic Wellness Centre at the Supreme Court premises. He addressed the attendees after the ceremony and mentioned in his speech about his dedication to maintaining good health. He talked about the significant stress faced by his colleagues, including 34 judges and over 2000 staff members, in their daily work. Recognizing the immense workload, CJI Chandrachud stressed the need for adopting a holistic lifestyle. He believes that regular yoga practice will not only benefit the judges but also their families, as the work-related stress will be significantly reduced. Remarkably, CJI Chandrachud wakes up at 3.30 every morning to practice yoga. 

Conversation with PM

CJI Chandrachud shared an instance from the period he was diagnosed with COVID-19. He recounted how the Prime Minister mentioned about an Ayurvedic doctor. PM Modi highlighted the benefits of yoga practice and healthy eating habits. He also expressed his deep gratitude for all the doctors and practitioners associated with Ayush for their dedication to traditional Ayurveda. 

Who is CJI Chandrachud?

Chief Justice of India Dr Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachud was born on 11 November 1959. He assumed the office as the 50th Chief Justice of India on 9 November 2022, following the oath administered by President Droupadi Murmu. Prior to this, CJI Chandrachud held the position of Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court and a judge in the Bombay High Court. 

CJI Chandrachud’s education

CJI Chandrachud was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13 May 2016. His father, Yashwant Vishnu Chandrachud served as the 16th and longest-serving Chief Justice of India. His mother, Prabha is a classical musician. In the year 1979, he earned an Honours degree in Economics and Mathematics from St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. Subsequently, he earned an LLM degree from Harvard University in 1983. He pursued a doctorate degree in Forensic Science from Harvard University and completed it in 1986. 

Chief Justice of India

CJI Chandrachud practiced law in the Bombay High Court. From 1998 to 2000, he served as the Additional Solicitor General of India. On 29 March 2000, he was appointed as an additional judge in the Bombay High Court. He assumed the position of Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on 31 October 2013. In 2015, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow, conferred the honorary degree of LLD upon CJI Chandrachud. In the year 2016, he assumed the esteemed role of Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India.