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Karl Jamshed Khandalavala (1904-1995)[1][2] was an Indian Parsi art connoisseur, lawyer, and an Indian Air Force officer. He was a long time trustee and chairman of erstwhile Prince Wales Museum, Mumbai. He was awarded with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, in 1970, for his contribution to arts. He was also a recipient of Lalit Kala Akademi fellowship in 1980.[3]

As a lawyer, he had famously represented the defense in the case of K. M. Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra.[4]


  • Singh, Chander Uday (2013-08-22). "Karl Khandalawala: The perfect Renaissance scholar". India Today. Archived from the original on 2018-04-25.
  1. ^ "Pilot Officer Karl Jamshed Khandalavala". Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  2. ^ "In Memoriam". Indica. 33: 59. 1996. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  3. ^ "List of Fellows". Lalit Kala Akademi.
  4. ^ "1962 AIR 605, 1962 SCR Supl. (1) 567". Retrieved 2018-04-25.