Nani Palkhivala


Nanabhoy "Nani" Ardeshir Palkhivala was born in 1920 in Bombay. Palkhivala’s higher education at St Xaviers’ College was a masters’ degree in English. He earned his law degree at Government Law College, Bombay. 

Palkhivala began his law practice in 1946 in Bombay. His initial expertise lay in commercial and tax law. In 1950, he authored with Sir Jamhedji the influential The Law and Practice of Income Tax which still serves as a reference guide. The book was also used as the tax law draft guide by the IMF. 

Other Writings
Should we alter our Constitution?
Forty-Three Years of Independence
Mentions Published On
The Supreme Court s Judgement on the Constitution (42nd Amendment) Act 1976
20  June 1980
The Indian Libertarian
Volume : 5 ;Issue: 31
15  June 1958
Sixth National Convention : Swatantra Souvenir
Making Indian Industry Globally Competitive
15  May 1995
The Union Budget 1995-96 : Bypassing parliamentary Select Committee
21  March 1995
Talks & Lectures
S. Divakara on Nani Palkhivala s Union Budget Commentaries
S. Divakara, Director-General of the Forum of Free Enterprise speaking about Nani Palkhivala s famous Union Budget commentaries. These commentaries used to be annually organised by the Forum in Bombay soon after Finance Minister s annual budget speeches.