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Justice Dipak Misra to be next Chief Justice of India after JS Khehar retires

Dipak Misra will take over from incumbent Justice JS Khehar, who will retire on August 27.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2017 20:35 IST
Justice Dipak Misra at the National Law University in Dwarka, New Delhi.
Justice Dipak Misra at the National Law University in Dwarka, New Delhi. (Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)

Justice Dipak Misra, senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, was on Tuesday appointed as the next Chief Justice of India.

An official notification announcing 63-year-old Misra’s appointment was issued by the law ministry this evening.

Misra will take over from incumbent Justice JS Khehar, who will retire on August 27.

According to reports last month, Justice Khehar had nominated him for the top judicial post.

Misra was born on October 3, 1953. He practised law in Constitutional, Civil, Criminal, Revenue, Service and Sales Tax matters in the Orissa high court and the Service Tribunal.

He has also worked as an additional judge in the Orissa HC and was later a judge at the Madhya Pradesh high court.

Justice Misra became chief justice of Delhi high court on 24th May, 2010 and got promoted as a Supreme Court judge in 2011.