Senior-most Supreme Court judge and CJI-designate Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud took oath as the 50th head of the Indian judiciary on Wednesday.
President Draupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to him at Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi.
Justice Chandrachud, born on November 11, 1959, was elevated to the top court on May 13, 2016.
His illustrious father Y V Chandrachud was the longest-serving Chief Justice of India (CJI) and remained at the helm from February 22, 1978 to July 11, 1985.
Justice Chandrachud will serve as the CJI for two years till November 10, 2024. Supreme Court judges retire at the age of 65.