PR-IND-Legal-Justice Late M.P. Thakkar
Hon’ble Justice (Late) Manharlal P. Thakkar, LLB
Former Judge, Supreme Court (15.03.1983 – 03.11.1988)
Thakkar Manharlal Pranlal, LL.B. – Born 4th November, 1923.
Educated at National High School, Gyobingavak, Burma, B.E.T. High School, Rangoon (Burma).
Enrolled Advocate of Saurashtra High Court on 10.8.1948.
Did Civil, Criminal, Revenue, Income-Tax, Industrial Disputes Cases, Company Law petitions, etc. before the Saurashtra High Court at Rajkot (till 1956);
in the Bombay High Court (till 1960); and
in the Gujarat High Court from 1960 to 23.1.1963.
Appointed Judge in City Civil and Sessions Court on 23.1.1963.
Appointed Special Judge for Ahmadabad from March, 1969.
Appointed Additional Judge Gujarat High Court on 2.7.1969. Appointed Permanent Judge from 27.11.1973.
Appointed Chief Justice, Gujarat High Court on 20.8.1981.
Appointed Judge, Supreme Court of India on 15.3.1983. Retired on 03.11.1988.
Justice M P Thakkar, as sitting judge of the Supreme Court was appointed as Commission of Inquiry on 20 November 1984 to inquire into Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination on 31st October. He submitted an Interim Report on 19 November 1985 and a Final Report on 27 February 1986. Both were tabled in Parliament on 27 March 1989 with an Action Taken Report.
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