Justice DY Chandrachud (50th CJI) Biography, Age, Height, Father, Wife, Son, Net Worth & More

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Justice DY Chandrachud Bio/Wiki:

Justice DY Chandrachud is the 50th Chief Justice of India. He is appointed by the President of India to the post of Chief Justice of India on 9 November 2022. His tenure will end on 10 November 2024. Justice Chandrachud succeeded Justice UU Lalit as the 50th Chief Justice of India. DY Chandrachud’s father YV Chandrachud has also held the post of Chief Justice of India.

He was the 16th CJI of the country whose tenure was the longest of 7 years. This is the first time in the history of the Indian Judiciary that both father and son have held this post. DY Chandrachud’s full name is Honorable Dr. Justice Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachud. He was born on 11 November 1959 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He completed his schooling at St. Columba’s School in Delhi.

After doing B.A. Honors in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, he did a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Delhi University’s Campus Law Centre and then obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Harvard Law School, USA.

Justice Chandrachud was designated a Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court in June 1998 and was appointed Additional Solicitor General in the same year. Justice Chandrachud was a judge of the Bombay High Court from 29 March 2000 to 31 October 2013.

He was then appointed as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court from 31 October 2013 to 12 May 2016. After that, he was appointed as a judge in the Supreme Court in 2016. During his tenure, Justice Chandrachud has been a part of several Constitution Benches and Supreme Court Benches that have delivered landmark judgments.

Justice Chandrachud did not hesitate to overrule his father YV Chandrachud’s judgment on important issues like adultery and the right to privacy.

He was part of the bench that decided important cases like the Ayodhya land dispute, the Decriminalization of homosexual relations under section 377 of IPC, Matters related to the validity of the Aadhaar scheme, the Sabarimala issue, the Permanent commission to women officers in the Army, the Permanent commission to women officers in Indian Navy, declaring unconstitutional section 497 of the IPC, which criminalized adultery.

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Real NameHon. Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud
Full NameDhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud
Nick NameJustice D.Y. Chandrachud
ProfessionJustice
Popular Foras a Chief Justice of India
Date of Birth11 November 1959
DayWednesday
Age (as of 2023)63 years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Current AddressNew Delhi, India
NationalityIndian
HighschoolSt. Columba’s School, Delhi
College Name*St. Stephen’s College, Delhi
*University of Delhi, Delhi
*Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Educational Qualification*Graduate in Economics and Mathematics
*Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
*Master of Laws (LLM)
ReligionHinduism
Caste/EthnicityDeshastha Rigvedi Brahmin
Zodiac Sign/Star SignCapricorn ♑️

Body Measurements & Physical Stats:

Justice DY Chandrachud’s age in 2023 is 63 years and his height is 5 feet 8 inches, which is equal to 173 centimeters. His body weight is about 65 kg, he takes a proper diet to keep his body fit. His eye color is Black, and his hair color is also Grey.

Age (as of 2023)63 years
Height in Feetin centimeter: 173 cm
in meter: 1.73 m
in feet: 5′ 8″ inches
Weight in kilogram65 kg
Weight in pounds143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey

Justice DY Chandrachud Family Members & Their Relationship:

Justice DY Chandrachud with his family
Justice DY Chandrachud with her 2 special daughters Mahi and Priyanka and her wife Kalpana Das

Justice Chandrachud was born into a prosperous Hindu family in Mumbai. His family believes in Hinduism and worships Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Justice DY Chandrachud’s father’s name is Yashwant Vishnu Chandrachud and he has been the 16th Chief Justice of India. Justice Chandrachud’s mother’s name is Prabha Chandrachud and she has expertise in classical music.

Justice DY Chandrachud’s first wife’s name was Rashmi Chandrachud and she died of cancer in 2007. Justice Chandrachud has two sons from his first wife. One’s name is Abhinav Chandrachud and the other’s name is Chintan Chandrachud. Like, father and grandfather, both sons are also associated with the profession of law.

Justice Chandrachud’s second wife’s name is Kalpana Das. She is also a lawyer by profession. She has worked with the British Council. The husband and wife have adopted two girls. Both are special children. One’s name is Mahi and the other’s name is Priyanka.

ParentsFather: Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud (16th Chief Justice of India)
Justice DY Chandrachud father YV Chandrachud
Mother: Prabha Chandrachud (Classical Musician)
SiblingsBrother: None
Sister: None
Children/KidsSon: Chintan Chandrachud (elder, advocate)
Justice DY Chandrachud elder son Chintan Chandrachud
Abhinav Chandrachud (younger, advocate)
Justice DY Chandrachud younger son Abhinav Chandrachud
* both sons belong to Chandrachud’s first wife Lt. Rashmi Chandrachud
Daughter: Mahi Chandrachud & Priyanka Chandrachud (special child)
Wife NameRashmi Chandrachud (first wife, died in 2007 due to cancer)
Kalpana Das (second wife)
Justice DY Chandrachud with her wife Kalpana Das
Martial StatusMarried
Marriage DateNot Known

Justice DY Chandrachud Net Worth, Income & Salary:

Justice DY Chandrachud has never declared his total net worth publicly. He is the 50th Chief Justice of India. After occupying the top post of the Indian Court, he gets a salary of ₹2,80,000, and also he gets ₹16,80,000 as DA per year. The Chief Justice of India also receives a gratuity award of ₹20,000,000.

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Salary₹280,000 (US$3,500)+ other allowances as a CJI
Car CollectionNot Known
Total Net WorthNot Known
Source: myneta.info

Social Media Handle & Other Contact Details:

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FacebookNot Known
InstagramNot Known
TwitterNot Known
WikipediaDhananjaya_Y._Chandrachud
Mobile/Phone NumberNot Known
Websitehttps://lawmin.gov.in

Some Interesting Facts About Justice DY Chandrachud:

  • Justice DY Chandrachud is the 50th Chief Justice of India.
  • President Droupadi Murmu administers the oath of office to the new Chief Justice of India, Justice D Y Chandrachud at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 9th November 2022.
Video Credit: Sansad TV
  • He is Preceded by the 49th Chief Justice of India Justice Uday Umesh Lalit (UU Lalit) and appointed by the President of India Droupadi Murmu.
Justice DY Chandrachud preceded by Justice UU Lalit
Justice Chandrachud preceded by Justice UU Lalit
  • He is the son of India’s longest-serving Chief Justice, Y. V. Chandrachud.
  • His father Justice Y.V. Chandrachud was the 16th Chief justice of India.
  • He studied Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the Faculty of Law at the University of Delhi in 1982.
  • He has done his post-graduation in Master of Laws (LLM) at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1983.

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