Justice Ramana will assume charge as the 48th CJI on April 24, a day after the retirement of incumbent CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde.
As the CJI, Justice Ramana will have a term till August 26, 2022.
Born in agricultural family in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district on August 27, 1957, he enrolled as an Advocate on February 10, 1983 and practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals and the Supreme Court of India.
He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000. He functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013," it further reads.
He was elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in 2013 and as a judge in the apex court in 2014.