Hon'ble Justice Thiru Ajit Prakash Shah
Chief Justice of Madras High Court
Hon'ble Justice Thiru Ajit Prakash Shah was born on 13 th February, 1948 at Solapur. He hails from a family of lawyers - his grand father, father and uncle were in the legal profession. Later on his father became a Judge of Bombay High Court and upon retirement served as a Lokayukta.
Justice Shah did his graduation from Solapur and completed Law Graduation from Government Law College, Mumbai. After a short span of practice in the District Court at Solapur he shifted to Bombay High Court in 1977 and joined the chambers of then leading Advocate Justice Shri S.C.Pratap. He then gained experience in civil, constitutional, service and labour matters. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of Bombay High Court on 18 th December, 1992 and became the permanent Judge of Bombay High Court on 8 th April, 1994.