Justice NV Ramana, who was sworn in as the 48th
Chief Justice of India (CJI) on Saturday, took the oath of office through
President Ram Nath Kovind, taking over from former CJI SA Bobde, who retired
from office on Friday.
Having his term of one year and four months, Ramana will be leaving
office on August 26, 2022.
Coming from Ponnavaram village in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna
district, Ramana was born in a largely agriculture-dependent family in 1957.
Fighting for civil liberties during the period of emergency
as a student and concerning himself to the issues related to farmers and industrial
workers, Ramana lost a year of his student life.
Reportedly, he also partook in the Jai Andhra movement of he
1970s, which was set up to protest against the inequalities faced by the
coastal population and those belonging to the Rayalaseema region.
Enrolling as a lawyer on February 10, 1983, he practiced before
the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, central Andhra Pradesh tribunals as well as
the Supreme Court of India in the following years.
Seemingly diversifying his career path, he worked as a
journalist from 1979 to 1980 for the Eenadu newspaper, before enrolling as an advocate
Appointed as a permanent judge in the Andhra Pradesh High
Court on June 27, 2000, eventually Ramana was ascended to the position of Chief
Justice of Delhi High Court on September 2, 2013, where throughout his seven
years of tenure, he authored 156 judgements.