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In pictures: CJI-designate SA Bobde, a dog-lover and photography-enthusiast

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, the second senior-most judge in the Supreme Court, will take oath as Chief Justice of India next week.

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New Delhi: Come 18 November, Sharad Arvind Bobde will take oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India.

Born in Nagpur, 63-year-old Bobde is the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court. From 18 November will begin his 18-month tenure as CJI before he retires on 23 April 2021.

With a week to go before his swearing-in next Monday, ThePrint’s Praveen Jain captures Justice Bobde in a candid mood, sans his black robes.

Justice Bobde is seen on the lawns of his official residence at 7, Krishna Menon Marg in New Delhi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CJI-designate Bobde with his grandson Arihant Bobde (right) and Secretary General of the Supreme Court Sanjeev Kalgaonkar | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Justice Bobde works a catapult as he spends some time with his grandson. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Justice Bobde with his pets Sasha and Badshah (right). | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Justice Bobde feeds fish in a pond at his residence. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Among his hobbies, photography is one of Bobde’s preferred activities. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Bobde focuses his Canon Mark IV on grandson Arihant. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Justice Bobde’s home office is stacked with legal literature, documents and even has the national flag. He was on the five-judge Constitution bench that delivered the Ayodhya verdict last week. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
When cases require lengthy perusal, one can find Justice Bobde sitting in this corner in his home. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
In his career so far, Justice Bobde has been part of landmark verdicts, including Aadhaar, Right to Privacy and Right to Life. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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