Bhubaneswar: PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah condole #RamJethmalani’s demise. “India has lost an exceptional lawyer and iconic public figure who made rich contributions both in the Court and Parliament,” PM Narendra Modi.Union Home Minister Amit Shah: Deeply pained to know about the passing away of India’s veteran lawyer and former Union Minister #RamJethmalani ji. In him we have not only lost a distinguished lawyer but also a great human who was full of life. Home Minister Amit Shah Paid last respects to Shri Ram Jethmalani ji at his residence in New Delhi.Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays last respects to veteran lawyer and former Union Minister #RamJethmalani. He passed away this morning at the age of 95.
Noted jurist Ram Jethmalani passed away on Sunday at the age of 95, his family members said. Eminent Supreme Court lawyer and former law minister Ram Jethmalani passed away at his residence here early Sunday. He was 95.
Jethmalani, who announced his retirement in September 2017, fought several high-profile cases, representing many controversial clients from stockbroker Harshad Mehta to former prime minister P V Narasimha Rao, among others.
From appearing in the famous K M Nanavati versus State of Maharashtra case in 1959 to the multi-crore 2G scam in 2011, from being LK Advani’s defence in the Hawala scam to fighting for Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley, Jethmalani has been part of many high-profile cases.
He was also a Rajya Sabha member from Rashtriya Janata Dal.