Former Judges


Hon'ble Mr. Justice J.M. Shelat

Hon'ble Mr. Justice J.M. Shelat
Former Judge, Supreme Court
[Date of Appointment:24.02.1966 - Held Office till: 30.04.1973]


  • The Hon’ble Mr. J.M. Shelat, M.A., (Lond.,) Bar-at-Law, b. July 16, 1908; Education: Jubilee Institution, Umreth (Distt. Kaira) B.A. (Hons.,) with English Literature, University of Bombay.  Obtained B.A. and M.A. Degrees of the Uniersity of London – wrote a thesis on “the Creation of the Senate in the U.S. Constitution”; called to the Bar (Inner Temple) London, January, 1933; started practice in Bombay High Court, October 1933; Jude, City Civil Court and Addl. Sessions Judge, Greater Bombay, 1948 – 1954; Principal Judge and Sessions Judge, 1954 – 1957; Addl. Judge, Bombay High Court January 6, 1957 - November 23, 1957; Judge, Bombay igh Court, 1957 – 1960; Judge, Gujarat High Court, May 1, 1960; Chief Justrice, Gujarat High Court May 23, 1963; Judge, Supreme Court, February 24, 1966; Appointed a Member of the Jury for Nehru Prize for International Understanding.

  • Publications:  Biography of Akbar, Trial of Gandhi and one of the contributors to Munshi, His Art and Work.