Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana was sworn in as the 48th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday.
Justice Ramana took the oath in English in the name of God at a brief ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. It was President Kovind's first public engagement after bypass surgery earlier this month.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were among those present at the ceremony.
Justice Ramana was appointed Chief Justice of India on April 6,l 2021.
Born on August 27, 1957, in Ponnavaram village in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district, Justice Ramana was enrolled as an advocate on February 10, 1983.
He was appointed a permanent judge of the Andhra Pradesh high court on June 27, 2000, and functioned as acting chief justice of the Andhra Pradesh high court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013.
Justice Ramana was elevated as the chief justice of the Delhi high court on September 2, 2013 and appointed a Supreme Court judge on February 17, 2014.
He will demit office on August 26, 2022.
Justice Ramana succeeds Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde who demitted office on Friday, April 23.