Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee passes away
He appeared in a number of historic circumstances, together with the Kesavananda Bharati case or the Basic Structure Doctrine case.
Eminent jurist and former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee handed away on Friday on account of COVID-19 issues.
Sorabjee was born on March 9, 1930 in erstwhile Bombay to a Parsi household. He was a product of the St. Xavier’s College and the Government Law College. He was admitted to the Bar in 1953.
He appeared in a number of historic circumstances, together with the Kesavananda Bharati case or the Basic Structure Doctrine case. He obtained the Padma Vibhushan for championing free speech and human rights. Even lately, he raised his voice towards college students of JNU being slapped with sedition for expressing their dissent.
He labored for the Sikh neighborhood pro-bono after the 1984 riots. He was appointed an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia.
He was twice appointed Attorney General of India.
In his autobiography Before Memory Fades, senior advocate Fali S. Nariman, remembers Sorbajee’s entry into the chambers of the then doyen of the Bombay Bar, Sir Jamshedji Kanga, as a younger lawyer.
“For a long while we were rivals, later un-friendly rivals, but now, in the evening of our lives, we are friends,” Mr. Nariman wrote.
The guide referred to Sorabjee’s distinguished profession, occurring to develop into India’s Attorney General (on two events – first in 1989 for a 12 months, and once more in 1998 for 5 years).
But Sorabjee was rather more than a lawyer. He fitted many caps. A jazz aficionado. A go to to his Neeti Bagh noticed rows and rows of vinyl data of jazz.
“Do you like jazz? Do you want me to play you one?” he had requested after an interview.
Sorabjee was an avid reader of the essays. He mentioned it suited his type. Short and crisp. The novel took an excessive amount of persistence.
“The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases… We go a journey chiefly to be free of all impediments and of all inconveniences,” one of his favorite essayists, William Hazlitt wrote On Going a Journey.