DIBRUGARH born RANJAN Gogoi took oath as the 46th Chief Justice of India on Wednesday. He is the first person from the North-eastern part of India to become CJI. He succeeds Justice Dipak Misra who retired on October 1. Justice Gogoi was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda were among the dignitaries who were present at Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Darbar Hall for the ceremony. Since as per the Constitution, Supreme Court judges demit office after turning 65, Justice Gogoi who had initiated his legal practice in Guwahati High Court, will retire on November 11,2019. Justice Ranjan Gogoi is the son of lawyer turned politician Keshab Chandra Gogoi, who headed the Congress government in Assam, was next in seniority of Justice Dipak Mishra from Odisha. Justice Gogoi was the Chief Justice in the Punjab and Haryana High Court before migrating to the country’s apex court. Justice Gogoi was born on 18 November 1954 in Dibrugarh .He had started the advocacy in 1978 and was made the judge of the Guwahati High Court on February 28, 2001. After 9 years, he was transferred to Punjab and Haryana High Court.On 12 February 2011; Justice Gogoi became the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court. He came to the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012. Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on February 28, 2001. He was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 9, 2010.