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The Sheriff of Mumbai is an apolitical titular position of authority bestowed for one year on a prominent citizen of Mumbai (Bombay). The current Sheriff of Mumbai is Indu Shahani, principal of H. R. College.

Important duties

The most important social function of the Sheriff is to receive foreign dignitaries at the airport on behalf of the city and to call condolence meetings on the demise of prominent citizens of the city.

First Sheriff

The first Sheriff of Mumbai after independence was Mahadeo Laxman Dahanukar, a city busiessman in 1948. His son, Shantaram Mahadeo Dahanukar was also a Sheriff of Mumbai in 1969.

Some former prominent Sheriffs

  • Sunil Gavaskar — (cricketer)
  • Kiran Shantaram Film maker
  • Dr. B.K. Goyal (1981) Eminent Cardiologist
  • Dilip Kumar (1980)
  • H. H. Ismail - Diplomat, Consul General (DR)
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