Justice T S Thakur (63) will be next Chief Justice of India. His name has been recommended by current CJI Justice Dattu. Current CJI Justice Dattu will retire on December 2, 2015. Presently, Justice Thakur is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court. He would be the 43rd CJI.
About Justice Thakur
Justice Thakur was born on January 4, 1952 and enrolled as a Pleader in October 1972. Later, he started practising in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. His father D D Thakur was an eminent advocate who became a judge of J& K High Court and later also as a union minister.Justice Thakur worked in Karnataka High Court, Delhi High Court and Punjab and Haryana High Court. He worked as Chief Justice of both Delhi High Court and Punjab and Haryana High Court. Later on November 17, 2009, Justice Thakur was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court. He would retire as CJ on January 4, 2017. Justice Thakur was head of the bench, which dealt with IPL spot-fixing scam. He was also head of the bench which is monitoring the probe in the Saradha chit fund scam case.