Justice Gogoi, born in 1954, and was appointed as a permanent judge of the Guwahati High Court on February 28, 2001, and elevated as a Supreme Court judge on April 23, 2012.
Justice Misra retires on October 2. As per the rules, the Law Minister asks the outgoing CJI to recommend the successor. By convention, senior most judge is appointed as the CJI. (UNI)