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Mother specializes in classical music and father specializes in law, know the country’s new Chief Justice D.Y. All about Chandrachud

New Delhi: Giving information about the personality of the jurist who took over as the Chief Justice of the country, it is usually talked about his grasp and understanding of his decisions and legal nuances. But Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachud (DY Chandrachud), who took oath as the 50th Chief Justice of the country, is special in another respect besides all these qualities. This is the first time in the history of Indian judiciary that both father and son have held this position.

What a proud coincidence that on February 22, 1978, when Y.V. Chandrachud would have taken over as the 16th Chief Justice of the country, while talking about his family, the name of Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachud would have been mentioned as his son and on November 9, 2022, when Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachud took over as the 50th Chief Justice of the country So while giving information about him, it was prominently mentioned that he is the former Chief Justice of the country Y.V. Chandrachud, who held this prestigious post for the longest time. It is a moment of joy and pride for the father and son as well as the entire family.

Father specializes in law, mother specializes in music
Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachud was born on 11 November 1959 in Mumbai. While father Yashwant Vishnu Chandrachud was an expert in law, mother Prabha was a master in classical music. After his early education from the Cathedral and John Cannon School in Mumbai, he did his schooling from St. Columbus School and after doing BA Honors in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, from the Campus Law Center of Delhi University. LLB followed by LLM and doctorate in forensic science from Harvard Law School, USA.

Justice Chandrachud, who sees dissent as the ‘safety valve of democracy’, has been part of several Constitution Benches and Supreme Court benches that have delivered landmark judgments. Justice Chandrachud spoke to his father Y.K. on important issues like adultery and right to privacy. There was no hesitation in overturning the decision of V. Chandrachud. Ayodhya land dispute, decriminalization of homosexual relations under section 377 of IPC, matters related to the validity of Aadhaar scheme, Sabarimala issue, Permanent commission to women officers in the Army, Permanent commission to women officers in the Indian Navy, He was part of the bench which decided on important matters like declaring section 497 of the IPC which criminalizes adultery as unconstitutional.

passion for work

Known for his workaholic nature, Justice Chandrachud presided over a bench on September 30, 2022, almost five hours more than the regular working hours of the apex court, to hear 75 matters before the start of the Dussehra vacation. Was sitting till 9:10 pm). Justice Chandrachud was a judge of the Bombay High Court from 29 March 2000 to 31 October 2013. He was then appointed Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court. 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.

A picture of Justice Dr. Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachud went viral on social media after being appointed as the Chief Justice of the country, in which he is seen standing with folded hands in a very humble manner. Looking at the mildness of his face and the simplicity of his personality, it is difficult to guess that his tough decisions in many important matters have turned the pen of the country’s policy makers. Which includes the historic decision of the Supreme Court on August 24, 2017, declaring the right to privacy a fundamental right. Although this decision was given unanimously by the nine-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, the name of Justice DY Chandrachud, who was included in the bench, was discussed the most because by giving this decision, he had given his father Justice Y.V. Chandrachud overturned the judgment in this regard and gave a new interpretation of the constitution in the new era.



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