West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday congratulated Justice Ranjan Gogoi after he was appointed the next Chief Justice of India.“May I humbly congratulate Justice Ranjan Gogoi, appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India, who will assume office on October 3. We are proud of you,” Ms. Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle this afternoon. Justice Gogoi was appointed as the next Chief Justice of India yesterday. He will take oath on October 3 after incumbent Dipak Misra retires. Justice Gogoi will have a tenure of about 13 months, till November 17, 2019. Born on November 18, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011 and then a judge of the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012. Justice Misra had earlier this month recommended Justice Gogoi as his successor as per established practice of naming the senior-most judge after the CJI for the post.