Justice Dhananjaya Chandrachud on Wednesday became the 50th chief justice of India, taking over the post from UU Lalit.
President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to him at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi.
Justice Chandrachud will serve as the head of the top court for two years till November 10, 2024.
He was part of benches that decriminalised homosexuality, decriminalised adultery, and allowed women in the Sabrimala shrine.
Orders for live streaming of the apex court proceedings for the public, the judgment in the long-standing Babri Masjid case and a permanent commission for women in the armed forces were also passed by benches that Justice Chandrachud was part of.
Justice Chandrachud is the son of the late Justice YV Chandrachud, the longest-serving Chief Justice Of India who was at the post for seven years.