People came out on the streets in the sleepy, remote hamlet of Ukheral tehsil to celebrate the elevation of 63-year-old Justice Thakur, who delivered important verdicts including on BCCI reforms and Saradha scam, to the high office.
"This is a matter of great pride not only for this village but for the entire district and the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir as the son of the soil, a man from this small and remote village has been elevated to such a high office", Mubarakh Singh, a local resident said.
Born on January 4, 1952, he would have the tenure as CJI for a little over one year and would retire on January 4, 2017.
Justice Thakur was appointed as acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court on April 9, 2008 and on August 11, 2008, he took over as Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High
He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court and assumed charge on November 17, 2009.

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