Senior Advocate, eminent jurist and former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee passes away
Soli Sorabjee

Senior Advocate, eminent jurist and former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee passes away

He was in legal profession for nearly seven decades and also served as the Attorney General for India twice - first from 1989-90 and second from 1998 to 2004 during the tenure of the first NDA government.

Senior Advocate and eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee passed away on Friday due to COVID-19.

Sorabjee, who was born in 1930, enrolled at the bar in 1953. He was designated Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court in 1971.

He was in legal profession for nearly seven decades and also served as the Attorney General for India twice - first from 1989-90 and second from 1998 to 2004 during the tenure of the first NDA government.

He was also the Solicitor General of India from 1977-80, the first non-Congress government at the Centre.

He appeared in number of landmark cases including Kesavananda Bharati, SR Bommai and Maneka Gandhi.

He was honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002.

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana condoled Sorabjee's passing state that "humane and compassionate approach defined his legal work."

"Shri Soli J Sorabjee served the office of Attorney General of India twice with great distinction. His His body of work, spread over nearly seven decades, in defending the fundamental rights and human rights is of international repute. He will be remembered as a legend who added strength to the pillars of democracy. I pay my deep respect to the departed soul. Condolences to the family, friends and fans," read the statement issued by CJI Ramana.

Watch interview of Sorabjee here

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