Ranjan Gogoi

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Justice
Ranjan Gogoi
Judge, Supreme Court of India
Incumbent
Assumed office
23 April 2012
Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court
In office
12 February 2011 – 23 April 2012
Personal details
Born 18 November 1954
Nationality Indian

Justice Ranjan Gogoi (Assamese: ৰঞ্জন গগৈ; b. 18 November 1954)[1] is a judge of the Supreme Court of India. He is in line to become the Chief Justice of India in October 2018, succeeding Justice Dipak Misra, as the seniormost judge of the Court. He will be the first judge from India's North East to hold that post.[2]

Career[edit]

Justice Gogoi was enrolled at the Bar in 1978 and practised at the Gauhati High Court of which he was made a Permanent Judge on 28 February 2001. He was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 9, 2010 and became its Chief Justice on February 12, 2011. He was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court on 23 April 2012 and will have a tenure of over seven years there.[3][4] His father Keshab Chandra Gogoi was a former Chief Minister of Assam.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi". Supreme Court of India. 
  2. ^ "The courtrooom cast after presidential reference". The Indian Express. October 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi". Supreme Court of India. 
  4. ^ "In Ranjan Gogoi, northeast will have representation in Supreme Court". The Hindu. March 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as SC judge". The Assam Tribune. April 23, 2012.