With Justice Ranjan Gogoi's appointment as the Chief Justice of India, for the first time in the history of Indian judiciary, the Supreme Court will be led by a CJI from the Northeast.
Deepak Mishra, the incumbent Chief Justice of India and is set to retire on October 2, had recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor. He will be the 46th CJI and is the seniormost judge next to current CJI Deepak Mishra. He will assume office from October 3, and until his retirement on November 17, 2019.
At present, he is leading the bench that is monitoring the Assam's NRC (National Register of Citizen of India) case.
Justice Ranjan's judicial career has witnessed many high profile cases and landmark judgments. Here are ten things you should know about Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the next Chief Justice of India.