Justice Altamas Kabir to be next Chief Justice of India

New Delhi (TIP): Justice Altamas Kabir will be the new Chief Justice of India, and will assume charge on September 29, official sources said.

Incumbent Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia will relinquish office on September 28.

Born on July 19, 1948 at Kolkata, Justice Kabir did his LLB and MA from the University of Calcutta. He was enrolled at the Bar on August 1, 1973 and was made a permanent judge of the Calcutta high court on August 6, 1990.

Justice Kabir assumed the office of acting Chief Justice of Calcutta high court Jan 11, 2005. He was elevated as Chief Justice of the Jharkhand high court on March 1, 2005, and became a judge of the Supreme Court of India on September 9, 2005.

Justice Kabir was responsible for the computerisation of the Calcutta high court, the city civil court and other courts in Kolkata.

He was appointed as executive chairman of the National

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