Justice TS Thakur will succeed Justice HL Dattu as the next Chief Justice of India.
Justice Thakur, the senior-most judge of the apex court, will take over as the CJI after Justice Dattu retires on December 2.
His name was recommended to the government by Justice Dattu.
Justice Thakur, who would be the 43rd CJI, was born on January 4, 1952 and enrolled as a Pleader in October 1972. He began practising in the Jammu and Kashmir high court and dealt with all types of matters, including civil, criminal, tax and Constitutional and service cases.