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Legal Luminary Fali S. Nariman Passes Away at 95

Legal Luminary Fali S. Nariman Passes Away at 95

Renowned jurist and senior Supreme Court advocate Fali Nariman passed away today at the age of 95 at his residence in Delhi. Nariman, a distinguished legal figure, was honored with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2007 for his exceptional contributions to the field of law.

Beginning his illustrious career at the Bombay High Court, Nariman later relocated to Delhi, where he earned acclaim for his legal acumen and advocacy skills. Notably, he served as the Solicitor General of India in 1972 but resigned from the position in 1975 in protest against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's declaration of Emergency.

Throughout his career, Nariman's commitment to upholding the principles of justice and constitutional values was evident. He held the esteemed position of President of the Bar Association from 1991 to 2010, further demonstrating his dedication to the legal profession and the welfare of the legal community.

Nariman's passing marks the end of an era in the Indian legal fraternity, leaving behind a legacy of integrity, excellence, and unwavering commitment to the rule of law. His contributions have left an indelible mark on the legal landscape of the country, and he will be remembered fondly for his profound impact on the field of law.

Throughout his seven-decade-long career, Nariman remained steadfast in his devotion to upholding individual freedoms within the framework of the Indian constitution. His profound understanding of not just legal principles but also history, current affairs, and various other disciplines, as advocated by his friend Ram Jethmalani, distinguished him as a legal architect rather than a mere practitioner.

In his widely acclaimed book, "Before the Memory Fades," Nariman echoes the sentiments of Edmund Burke, emphasizing the role of legal education in fostering acuity and vigilance against misgovernment and tyranny. His unwavering allegiance to constitutional principles led him to critique judicial decisions, notably expressing dissent over the Supreme Court's judgment on Article 370, while maintaining respect for the institution.

Among Nariman's landmark cases, the "National Judicial Appointments Commission case" stands out, wherein he successfully defended the autonomy of the judiciary against executive interference, thus safeguarding a crucial aspect of India's democratic fabric.

Legal Luminary Fali S. Nariman Passes Away at 95

Legal Luminary Fali S. Nariman Passes Away at 95

Renowned jurist and senior Supreme Court advocate Fali Nariman passed away today at the age of 95 at his residence in Delhi. Nariman, a distinguished legal figure, was honored with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2007 for his exceptional contributions to the field of law.

Beginning his illustrious career at the Bombay High Court, Nariman later relocated to Delhi, where he earned acclaim for his legal acumen and advocacy skills. Notably, he served as the Solicitor General of India in 1972 but resigned from the position in 1975 in protest against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's declaration of Emergency.

Throughout his career, Nariman's commitment to upholding the principles of justice and constitutional values was evident. He held the esteemed position of President of the Bar Association from 1991 to 2010, further demonstrating his dedication to the legal profession and the welfare of the legal community.

Nariman's passing marks the end of an era in the Indian legal fraternity, leaving behind a legacy of integrity, excellence, and unwavering commitment to the rule of law. His contributions have left an indelible mark on the legal landscape of the country, and he will be remembered fondly for his profound impact on the field of law.

Throughout his seven-decade-long career, Nariman remained steadfast in his devotion to upholding individual freedoms within the framework of the Indian constitution. His profound understanding of not just legal principles but also history, current affairs, and various other disciplines, as advocated by his friend Ram Jethmalani, distinguished him as a legal architect rather than a mere practitioner.

In his widely acclaimed book, "Before the Memory Fades," Nariman echoes the sentiments of Edmund Burke, emphasizing the role of legal education in fostering acuity and vigilance against misgovernment and tyranny. His unwavering allegiance to constitutional principles led him to critique judicial decisions, notably expressing dissent over the Supreme Court's judgment on Article 370, while maintaining respect for the institution.

Among Nariman's landmark cases, the "National Judicial Appointments Commission case" stands out, wherein he successfully defended the autonomy of the judiciary against executive interference, thus safeguarding a crucial aspect of India's democratic fabric.

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