Bengaluru: India is all set to welcome its news Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad A Bobde. He will take oath on Monday (November 18) as the 47th CJI. 

Having been born in a family of lawyers, Justice Sharad has had an illustrious career.

He was the chief justice of the Madhya Pradesh high court in 2012. Before this, he was a judge of the Bombay high court in 2000. 

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Before ascending to the post of the judge, he had a phenomenal career as an advocate for 22 long years. 

A few landmark verdicts.

He was on the nine-judge bench that adjudicated that privacy of an individual was a constitutional right and it has to be protected. 

In 2015, he was one of the three judges that ruled that Aadhaar is not mandatory and clarified that no citizen would lose benefits of the government on the grounds that he/she has no Aadhaar card. 

He was one of the two judges that directed the Committee of Administrators (CoA) headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai, appointed by it for the purpose of running the BCCI administration, to demit office paving the way for elected members to run the affairs of the cricket board.

He was also a part of a bench that banned the sale of firecrackers (for a particular period of time) with a view to reducing air pollution in the national capital. 

The designated CJI also has a few criticisms to face for the following judgements 

His judgement to ban a book by mystic Mate Mahadevi for hurting religious feelings. 

He rejected a woman’s petition to abort a foetus with Down’s Syndrome.  

He also made headlines when he said the rule of law emanated from the Hindu concept of dharma. 

He was also a part of the panel that gave a clean chit to Ranjan Gogoi in the sexual harassment case.