Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud: 50th Hon’ble Chief Justice of India

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Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud Biography
Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud Biography

Hon’ble Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, 50th The Chief Justice of India. Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud is an Indian jurist, who is the 50th and Current Chief Justice of India serving since November 2022.

Biography of Hon’ble Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud

NameDhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud
Birth Date11 November 1959
Birth PlaceBombay, Bombay State, India (present-day Mumbai, Maharashtra)
EducationDelhi University and Harvard University and has practiced as a lawyer for Sullivan & Cromwell and in the Bombay High Court.
FatherY. V. Chandrachud (India’s longest-serving chief justice) 16th Chief Justice of India
Marital StatusMarried
WifeRashmi Chandrachud ​(died 2007)​, Lawyer Kalpana Das
ChildrenAbhinav Chandrachud, Chintan Chandrachud, Priyanka, Mahi (Foster Daughters)
Present Position50th and Current Chief Justice of India serving since 9th November 2022
Previous PositionsJudge of the Supreme Court of India: 13 May 2016 – 8 November 2022
Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court: 31 October 2013 – 12 May 2016
Judge of the Bombay High Court: 29 March 2000 – 30 October 2013
Biography of Hon’ble Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud

Notable Judgments by Hon’ble Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud

During his Supreme Court service, he has been on the highest number of constitutional benches (five judges or more) constituted to hear matters on constitutional questions. During his tenure at the Supreme Court, he has delivered judgements on Indian constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, human rights, gender justice, public interest litigations, commercial law and criminal law.

He has been part of benches that delivered landmark judgments such as the electoral bond scheme verdict, the Ram Janmabhoomi verdict, privacy verdict, decriminalization of homosexuality, Sabarimala case, same-sex marriage case and on revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. He has visited the universities of Mumbai, Oklahoma, Harvard, Yale and others as a professor and National Law School of India University as the de facto Chancellor.

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