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Eminent jurist, senior advocate and former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee passes away at 91

The veteran lawyer and Padma Vibhushan recipient Soli Sorabjee passed away in the morning on April 30 after getting infected with the Covid-19 virus.

Eminent jurist, senior advocate and former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee passes away at 91-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Apr 30, 2021, 10:49 AM IST
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Senior Advocate, veteran jurist and former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee passed away today. He had Covid-19 infection and was under treatment.

Sorabjee, who was born in 1930, enrolled at the bar in 1953. He was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court of India in 1971. He was in the legal profession for nearly seven decades and also served as the Attorney General for India twice - first from 1989-90 and second from 1998 to 2004 during the tenure of the first NDA government.

The veteran lawyer and Padma Vibhushan recipient Soli Sorabjee passed away in the morning on April 30 after getting infected with the Covid-19 virus. Sorabjee was admitted at a private hospital in Delhi.

Sorabjee was also appointed a UN Special Rapporteur for Nigeria in 1997.

His full name was Soli Jehangir Sorabjee. He was an eminent human rights advocate. In 1997, the United Nations had appointed him Special Rapporteur for Nigeria to report on the human rights situation in the country. He also served as a member and Chairman of the UN-Sub Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights between 1998 and 2004. Soli Sorabjee had served as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague from 2000 to 2006.

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana consoling the death stated that Sorabjee's "humane and compassionate approach defined his legal work."

"Shri Soli J Sorabjee served the office of Attorney General of India twice with great distinction. His His body of work, spread over nearly seven decades, in defending the fundamental rights and human rights is of international repute. He will be remembered as a legend who added strength to the pillars of democracy. I pay my deep respect to the departed soul. Condolences to the family, friends and fans," read the statement issued by CJI Ramana, as reported by Bar and Bench.

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