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New Delhi: President Ramnath Kovind has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI). He will assume the office on October 3 following the retirement of the current CJI Dipak Misra.

Born on November 18, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on February 28, 2001. On September 9, 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab & Haryana High Court. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011. He was appointed as a Judge of the apex court on April 23, 2012.