Jagdish Singh Khehar will be the first Sikh Chief Justice of India to hold this office for a tenure of seven months starting from January 4, 2017 till August 4, 2017. Recommended by the present CJI T S Thakur, Justice Khehar will soon replace him as the 44th Chief Justice of India.
Born on 28th of August 1952, he was appointed on 13th September 2011. The incumbent CJI T S Thakur will soon retire from the post and hand over the baton to Justice Khehar, who is presently a judge in the Supreme Court.
He had been involved in various landmark judgments passed in the past few years by the Supreme Court, including the much controversial 2G spectrum scam as well as in the high profile case against Sahara chief Subrata Roy.