New Delhi: Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI).
Justice Khehar (64) was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He is the 44th Chief Justice of the country.
He succeeded Justice Tirath Singh Thakur. Justice Thakur had last month recommended the name of Justice Khehar, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, to be his successor.
Justice Khehar is also the first Sikh to hold the top office. He would have a tenure of little over seven months.