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Business News/ News / Eminent jurist and Senior Supreme Court Lawyer Fali Nariman passes away at 95

Eminent jurist and Senior Supreme Court Lawyer Fali Nariman passes away at 95

Eminent jurist Fali S Nariman, known for his unwavering principles, passes away at 95. His contributions to Indian legal history were recognized with Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awards.

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Eminent jurist Fali S Nariman passes away at the age of 95.

Eminent jurist and Senior Supreme Court Lawyer Fali S Nariman passes away at the age of 95. He was suffering from multiple ailments, including cardiac issues. The former Additional Solicitor General of India died at his residence around 1 am today.

On January 10, 1929, Nariman was born in Myanmar to a Parsi family. He started his law practice at the Bombay High Court in 1950. He served as the additional solicitor general between 1972 and 1975 and resigned from the post during emergency. Nariman was appointed a Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court of India in 1971. He was also a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha from 1999-2005

Nariman stood out as a distinguished figure in Indian legal history. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2007.

In his long and illustrious legal career, Nariman argued in several landmark cases, including the famous case of the National Judicial Appointments Commission, which was struck down by the Supreme Court. His son, Rohinton Nariman, was a judge of the Supreme Court.

Abhishek Singhvi extended his heartfelt condolences and called him a legendary figure in law and public life who stood by his principles unwaveringly.

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Taking to X (formerly Twitter), Singhvi said, “End of an era—#falinariman passes away, a living legend who will forever be in hearts &minds of those in law &public life. Above all his diverse achievements, he stuck to his principles unwaveringly &called a spade a spade, a quality shared by his brilliant son #Rohinton."

While reacting to his demise, lawyer Prashant Bhushan called him “Bhishma Pitamah of the Lawyer community. He wrote, “Very sad news. Eminent Jurist Fali S Nariman Passes Away. He was also regarded as the Bhishma Pitamah of the Lawyer community. A great lawyer & close friend of our family. His passing away at this critical juncture is an enormous loss for our country." In another tweet, Bhushan also shared a message he received from Nirman just five days back. “This was Mr Fali Nariman’s affectionate message to me just 5 days ago. Was wanting & planning to meet him very soon. I will have a lifelong regret now. He was a pillar for our Constitution&Civil Liberties. His unexpected passing is a huge loss to the legal community & the country."

(This is a Breaking News story. More details awaited)

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Published: 21 Feb 2024, 08:24 AM IST
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