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  • Soumya Mani


Ram Boolchand Jethmalani, the epitome of knowledge, left the world on 8 September 2019 in the morning. The veteran lawyer passed away at his resident in Delhi at the age of 95. The whole country is deeply saddened by the sad demise of this eminent personality. Not only a magnificent advocate, he was a very good human being and also an outstanding orator.

Sri Jethmalani was a person of great erudition and intellect. He was known to express his views on public issues with his characteristic eloquence. He was one of the highest paid lawyers of the Supreme Court. He became a member of Rajya Sabha in 1988. He had served as Law Minister of India and also as Minister of Urban Development during the Prime Ministership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He later went on to contest the general elections of 2004 against Atal Bihari Vajpayee from the Lucknow constituency. He was also appointed as the chairman of the Bar Council of India.

In his passing away, the nation has lost a distinguished jurist, a great intellectual & a patriot, who was active till his last breath. India has lost an exceptional lawyer and iconic public figure who made rich contributions both in the Court and Parliament. His name will be written in golden words in the history of law. He shaped criminal law in post-independence India. His void would never be filled. People from all across the country are expressing their condolence and paying tribute to him. May his soul rest in peace!

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