Sharad Arvind Bobde
|47th Chief Justice of India|
18 November 2019 – 23 April 2021
|Appointed by||Ram Nath Kovind|
|Preceded by||Ranjan Gogoi|
|Judge of Supreme Court of India|
12 April 2013 – 17 November 2019
|Nominated by||Altamas Kabir|
|Appointed by||Pranab Mukherjee|
|Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court|
16 October 2012 – 11 April 2013
|Nominated by||Altamas Kabir|
|Appointed by||Pranab Mukherjee|
|Preceded by||Syed Rafat Alam|
|Succeeded by||Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar|
|Judge of Bombay High Court|
29 March 2000 – 15 October 2012
|Nominated by||Adarsh Sein Anand|
|Appointed by||Kocheril Raman Narayanan|
|Born||24 April 1956|
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
|Children||Shrinivas Bobde |
|Mother||Mukta Arvind Bobde|
|Father||Arvind Shrinivas Bobde|
|Alma mater||Nagpur University (BA, LLB)|
He is a former Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. He is also serving as the Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai; University of Delhi and Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur. He has a tenure of eight years in the Supreme Court of India and is due to retire on 23 April 2021.
Bobde hails from Nagpur. His great-grandfather Ramachandra Pant Bobde was a noted lawyer in Chandrapur (erstwhile Chanda) between 1880 and 1900. The family later moved to Nagpur. His grandfather Shrinivas Ramachandra Bobde was also a lawyer. Bobde's father Arvind Shrinivas Bobde was advocate-general of Maharashtra in 1980 and 1985.
Sharad Bobde is an avid nature lover, photographer, music lover, biker and is a vintage automobile aficionado. He also loves old artifacts. Bobde's elder brother late Vinod Arvind Bobde was a senior Supreme Court lawyer and a constitutional expert. He completed B.A. and LL.B. Degrees from Nagpur University.
Sharad Bobde did his schooling at St. Francis De'Sales High School, Nagpur. He completed his graduation from St. Francis De Sales College, Nagpur and studied Law at Dr. Ambedkar Law College, Nagpur University in 1978. He enrolled as an advocate on 13 September 1978, practiced at the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court with appearances before the principal seat at Bombay and before the Supreme Court of India and became Senior Advocate in 1998.
Bobde was appointed as an additional judge of the Bombay High Court on 29 March 2000,  and subsequently promoted to Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on 16 October 2012 before being elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court of India on 12 April 2013.
Justice Bobde was part of the five-judge constitution bench which heard and delivered the judgment dated November 9, 2019 on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. The bench unanimously ordered the construction of a Hindu Temple in the disputed site, while ruling that the Demolition of the Babri Masjid and the 1949 desecration of the Babri Masjid was in violation of law.
A three judge bench of the Supreme Court of India, comprising Bobde, Jasti Chelameswar, and Chokkalingam Nagappan, ratified an earlier order of the Supreme Court and clarified that no Indian citizen without an Aadhaar card can be deprived of basic services and government subsidies.
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India, comprising Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao in 2017, rejected a woman's plea seeking termination of her foetus, based on the medical board's report that the 26-week-old foetus had a chance of survival.
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India, comprising Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao in 2017, upheld the ban by the Karnataka Government of a book by Mate Mahadevi on the ground that it outraged the religious feelings of Lord Basavanna's followers.
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India, comprising Bobde, T. S. Thakur and Arjan Kumar Sikri in 2016, in relation to the extreme air pollution in the National Capital Region, suspended the sales of fire crackers in the region.
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