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Justice S H Kapadia was on Wednesday sworn-in as the 38th Chief Justice of India (CJI).

President Pratibha Devisingh Patil administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Kapadia.

The event at Rashtrapati Bhawan was attended by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, his cabinet colleagues, outgoing Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and other dignitaries.

Born in September 29, 1947, Kapadia enrolled as an advocate in September 1974.

Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court in October 1991, Kapadia was elevated as a Permanent Judge in the same High Court in March 1993.

He was associated with a historical judgement in which a five-judge Constitutional Bench had held that the law put in the Ninth Schedule was open for judicial review.

He was served as the Chief Justice of the Uttaranchal High Court from October 5, 2003 to December of the same year.

He was elevated to the Supreme Court on December 18, 2003.

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Arvind Singh

Justice SH Kapadia is known to be a ‘finance wizard’ in the judiciary. His expertise in the matters of taxation, labor laws, banking and industrial laws is much talked about within the legal circles