We lost an icon of India’s legal system: President Kovind on Soli Sorabjee demise
Condolences poured in from all quarters on the demise of the previous Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee on Friday.
President Ram Nath Kovind mourned the passing of the famend jurist. “In the passing of Soli Sorabjee, we lost an icon of India’s legal system. He was among the select few who deeply influenced evolution of constitutional law & justice system. Awarded with Padma Vibhushan, he was among most eminent jurists. My condolences to his family & associates,” he tweeted.
Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana mentioned Mr. Sorabjee’s humane and compassionate strategy outlined his legal work. He served the workplace of Attorney General of India twice with nice distinction. His physique of work, unfold over practically seven a long time, in defending the elemental rights and human rights was of worldwide reputation. He can be remembered as a legend who added energy to the pillars of democracy, mentioned the Chief Justice.
Union Ministers, together with Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh, additionally condoled the loss of life of Mr. Sorabjee. “Anguished to learn about the passing away of Shri Soli Sorabjee, a noted jurist and former Attorney General of India. Sorabjee was a doyen of the legal fraternity, who will always be remembered for his contribution in the field of constitutional law. My condolences to his family,” tweeted Mr. Shah.
Mr. Singh tweeted: “Deeply pained by the demise of India’s former Attorney General and veteran jurist, Shri Soli Sorabjee. He was an exceptional legal mind and a great scholar of our constitution. His services to the nation will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.”
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar tweeted: “Saddened to hear about the demise of former Attorney General, Padma Vibhushan Shri Soli Sorabjee. His long career as a Senior Advocate is an example of commitment to the sovereignty and spirit of the Constitution of India. My heartfelt condolences to his family members.”
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao mourned the loss of life and conveyed his condolences to members of the bereaved household.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed grief over the demise of Sorabjee. “His advocacy had a profound impact on protection of Human Rights,” mentioned Mr. Reddy.
Recalling that Mr. Sorabjee had served as Special Rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Commission in addition to serving at PCA (Permanent Court of Arbitration), The Hague, and was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, Mr. Reddy conveyed his condolences to the bereaved members of the family.