Sharad Arvind Bobde is currently the 47th and the current Chief Justice of India.
Bobde has a great track record for his career and has worked on several key judgements: He was part of the five-judge constitution bench which heard and delivered the judgment dated November 9, 2019 on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.
He also also part of the three-judge bench which in 2016, suspended the sale of firecrackers in the National Capital Region, as a reaction to the extreme pollution around Diwali.
Bobde has also played a key role within the Supreme Court — as the head of the committee to hear sexual harassment allegations against CJI Gogoi, and as the person who brokered peace between previous CJI Dipak Misra and the four senior judges who held a press conference against how the court was functioning under him.
Now, however the judge has been charged with something himself: Being criminally cool. The senior-most judge of the apex court was spotted in Nagpur expressing his love for high-end bikes as a picture of him on a Harley Davidson went viral.
That’s the Chief Justice of India on a weekend in Nagpur!
Justice Bobde, My Lord pic.twitter.com/hYGlq2muUC
— Payal Mehta/પાયલ મેહતા/ पायल मेहता/ পাযেল মেহতা (@payalmehta100) June 28, 2020
The picture soon won over desi Netizen’s respect.
“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life” – Dolly Parton
Chief Justice of India – Sharad Aravind Bobde on weekends in Nagpur pic.twitter.com/bybx9AWEce
— Sonali Tomar (@sonali_tomar) June 28, 2020
Chief Justice Of India (CJI) S A Bobde in a new Avatar with Harley Davidson mobike is super cool, but, where is the mask, My Lord!? Pls forgive me for asking this question, as you are an example for others to follow. pic.twitter.com/tP57pnfqlp
— Suchitra Mohanty (@SuchitraMohant1) June 28, 2020
Chief Justice of India Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde in Nagpur, Maharashtra on Harley Davidson.
Where is your Mask Your Lordship ! pic.twitter.com/x58PfReza6
— Advocate Ankur Sharma (@Adv_AnkurSharma) June 28, 2020
Bobde had in an earlier interview before his appointment mentioned to the press his love for two-wheelers. “I like to ride bikes. I used to have a Bullet,” Bobde said when queried about his special interest and preferred motorcycle brand.
In 2019, Bobde had met with an accident while test-riding a motorcycle, which has been learnt to be a high-end Harley Davidson bike. He fell off the bike and fractured his ankle. The accident kept him away from court duties as well as the Supreme Court Collegium meetings.
Bobde had also expressed his love for Che Guevara’s movie, The Motorcycle Diaries.