He will be remembered for long for his milestone judgements
Born on 4th January, 1952 in Jammu, the Chief Justice of India turned 65 (the retiring age) this week. He was appointed as The Chief Justice of India on 3rd December 2015.
Enrolled as a pleader in October, 1972, he started his career from the Jammu & Kashmir chamber of his father, Late DD Thakur. A litigator at heart, he practiced in a wide range of matters such as Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Taxation and Service matters in the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir.
He was later appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of J&K, transferred as Judge of the High Court of Karnataka in March, 1994, appointed as a permanent Judge in September, 1995 then transferred to Delhi as a High Court Judge in July 2004. He was here appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in April 2008 and took over as Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana by August of the same.
He was then finally appointed the Chief Justice of India on 18th November 2015, with effective date in December 2015, succeeding Justice H.L. Dattu. He was sworn in by President Pranab Mukherjee and retired on 4 January 2014 on turning 65 years in age.
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