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Jump to navigation. Ram Jethmalani, who spent over seven decades in Bar, argued scores of high-profile cases varying from criminal to constitutional matters besides economic and commercial disputes, emerging as a "roaring tiger" in black robes when it came to defending his clients. As a lawyer, Jethmalani rose to fame in when he was in a team of prosecutors in the K M Nanavati vs State of Maharashtra case in which a Naval commander was tried for the murder of his wife's lover.
Veteran lawyer and former Union minister Ram Jethmalani passes away at 95
He was Jethmalani had also served as a union minister for law and urban development in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cabinet. He was also the chairman of the Bar Council of India. He had announced his retirement in September Jethmalani had fought several high-profile cases and had represented controversial clients. Jethmalani appeared in the famous KM Nanavati versus State of Maharashtra case in and the 2G spectrum case in , among others. Mahesh said his father's last rites will be performed in the evening of September 8 at the Lodhi road crematorium in New Delhi.
Born on 14 September , Jethmalani completed his law degree in Karachi, before arriving in India in , where he would put his legal acumen and maverick skills to great use. As the chairman of the Bar Association of India, he rose to fame in , opposing the Emergency imposed by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi. Jethmalani became a member of Rajya Sabha for the first time in and later went on to become Union law minister in under former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He was law minister twice more, in and when Vajpayee won prime ministership. Jethmalani later took on Vajpayee in the Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow, but lost.
NEW DELHI: Eminent jurist and former parliamentarian Ram Jethmalani, known as one of India's top criminal lawyers, died Sunday aged
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He was Mr Jethmalani had not been keeping well for the last few months, his son Mahesh told news agency PTI. The legal veteran died at am. His last rites were performed this evening at 5. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and many other prominent people paid tributes to the lawyer at the cremation. The seasoned lawyer was elected to both the houses of parliament on the BJP ticket several times but he had a tumultuous relationship with the party.
Ram Jethmalani. File Photo. Photo Credit: Kamal Narang. President Ram Nath Kovind condoled the demise of Ram Jethmalani, a "person of great erudition and intellect". The nation has lost a distinguished jurist, a person of great erudition and intellect. Venkaiah Naidu said the country has lost a great intellectual and a patriot. Read more.