New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Odisha born Justice Dipak Mishra is going to be the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He will be the 45th Chief Justice of India.
Justice Mishra is the third Odia to be appointed to this prestigious position after Justice Ranganath Mishra and Justice Gopal Ballav Pattanaik.
Current incumbent Chief Justice J S Khehar, who is going to retire today, had recommended the name of Justice Mishra as his successor.
It may be mentioned that Justice Mishra, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court after Justice Khehar, is the nephew of former Chief Justice Ranganath Mishra.
His tenure will end on October 2, 2018.