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Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar
|Judge of Supreme Court of India|
13 May 2016
|Nominated by||T. S. Thakur|
|Appointed by||Pranab Mukherjee|
|Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court|
24 November 2013 –13 May 2016
|Nominated by||P. Sathasivam|
|Appointed by||Pranab Mukherjee|
|Preceded by||Sharad Arvind Bobde|
|Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court|
4 April 2013 –23 November 2013
|Nominated by||Altamas Kabir|
|Appointed by||Pranab Mukherjee|
|Judge of Bombay High Court|
29 March 2000 –3 April 2013
|Nominated by||Adarsh Sein Anand|
|Appointed by||Kocheril Raman Narayanan|
|Born||30 July 1957|
|Alma mater|| K. C. Law College,|
Mulund College of Commerce
Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar (born 30 July 1957) is a Judge of Supreme Court of India and the former Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court and Himachal Pradesh High Court.
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