DY Chandrachud took oath as the 50th Chief Justice of India on Wednesday.

President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of Office of  the Chief Justice of India at  Rashtrapati Bhavan.

With the oath-taking being complete, Chandrachud became the 50th CHI.

Chandrachud succeeded justice Uday Umesh Lalit who recommended Chandrachud's name.

Born on November 11, 1959, Justice Chandrachud is presently the second most senior judge of the Supreme Court after UU Lalit.

Justice DY Chandrachud will serve as the CJI for 2 years & will demit office on November 10, 2024.

His father Justice YV Chandrachud was the 16th & the longest serving  CJI of India.

Before his appointment to the SC, the new CJI served as the CJ of Allahabad High Court from October 31, 2013.

He has also served as a Judge of the Bombay High Court from March  2000 to October 2013.

Justice DY Chandrachud joined the apex court of the country in 2016.