Eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee was the greatest Indian lawyer since World War II, Senior Advocate and former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium said on Sunday. .He was the first individual in the modern era to act both as counsel for citizens and as Attorney General and had a glorious career spanning over an unusually long period, Subramanium said. "Soli Sorabjee will be always recognised as the greatest Indian lawyer since the second world war. He occupies the hall of fame with Cornelia Sorabjee and of course Dr. Richard Sorabjee," Subramanium said. .Subramanium also said that Sorabjee did not express his personal disappointments about individuals though he was pained by the same. "He hid his personal disappointments about individuals, would not easily disclose but retain it as personal pain. That was the reason which restrained him from critical expression in recent times. But yes, he did feel the pain. That would be right to say," Subramanium said. .He was speaking at a memorial organised by in remembrance of Sorabjee who passed away from COVID-19 on April 30, 2021. .Senior Advocate Harish Salve, who worked as junior to Sorabjee from 1980 to 1986, also recounted his memories about Sorabjee. ."We have all seen Soli weave his magic over and over again. He had a rare combination of having the mind of a jurist and the heart of an advocate. That is why he was so eloquent and persuasive and so sound in his legal principles," Save said. .Law for Soli was a way of life, Salve stated recounting an incident of how much legal principles influenced Sorabjee's life. "I remember he was once having an argument with Zia (Zia Mody, daughter of Sorabjee). He put his hand on the phone and said "damn natutal justice, I have to hear her even if I know she is wrong.' I realised it had become such a part of his marrow. Fairness and natural justice had become a party of his system," Salve said. .Watch interview of Soli Sorabjee here.