Eminent lawyer , former union minister Ram Jethmalani passes away

Daijiworld Media Network - New Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 8: Former Union law minister and veteran lawyer Ram Jethmalani passed away early on Sunday morning. Jethmalani had been under medical supervision for past two weeks.

He was 95. He is survived by his son lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani, and a daughter.

Born in Sikharpur of Sindh province on September 14, 1923, Ram Boolchand Jethmalani became a lawyer at the young age of 18. He had argued numerous landmark cases in Supreme Court, HCs and trial courts.

His high-profile cases include defence of Rajiv Gandhi's killer in Madras high court in 2011, Harshad Mehta and Ketan Parekh in stock market scams, the death sentence to Afzal Guru and also represented Manu Sharma in the Jessica Lall murder case.





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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    Sri Ramjethmalani became an Indian Icon, during Indira Gandhi's emergency rule in India. He opposed Indira Gandhi's ill intentions to be in Soviet Union's bloc along with other well known national political leaders, Indira had jailed him during emergency. He won Parliament election from Bombay (Mumbai) and was Attorney General of India in Janata party government in 1977.

    He was an distinguished criminal and constitutional lawyer of fame. Served India as a Statesman, Parliamentarian, Humanitarian and distinguished Lawyer.

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  • JNB, Bejai,Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    He defended Srimathi Indira Gandhi's killers ,K.R.Singh and Satwant Sing till last.

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    RiP sir, you fought big cases supporting killers,corrupts etc. I am sure you will fight your case also with almighty. Best of luck.

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  • John R Lobo, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    He has defended the ACCUSED . But legally they are innocent till its proven guilty by Police & Public Prosecutor. Bcoz of this its foolish to blame the defense Lawyer like Ram Jetmalani.

    Don't forget that if No Lawyer is available to defendant , then Hon Court will provide the Lawyer. In that Court appointed Defense Lawyer is Culprit...???

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  • Gilbert, Udupi/Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    Eminent lawyer for high profile cases of Politicians and Criminals. May his soul rest in peace. He was a Minister too earlier and lately was against BJP Principles! Outspoken and Courageous lawyer.

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    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    Awesome lawyer, never afraid to speak his mind.
    RIP Jethmalaniji

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    From a philosophical angle.....
    Heard stories that this great legal luminary used to charge Rs 1 lakh per
    Minute as his fees ...Every minute of his life was therefore precious and valuable.He knew the value of TIME.
    That is what....Many now know the value of time.
    What they might not know is that TIME and TIDE wait for none.
    Bye...Ram Jethmalaniji...

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  • Rathnakara A, Shirva

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    One must salute his professional knowledge, but the knowledge which is misused most of the time.
    No stay order or interim bail possible for death. One must remember ultimate truth of life. RIP!

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  • Rajesh D., Mangalore, Dubai

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    This is the truth and you have rightly said.

    Apart from only some good work, he used his knowledge to defend and and acquit murderers and rapists (specially children of politicians and businessmen) though the mother of victim were screening & crying in the court. Their cry did not bother him as he was more interested in receiving their ill gotten / black money.

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  • Sachidananda Shetty, Dubai/Mundkur

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    Though he had many controversies in his professional career but no enemy after death.... So RIP to him

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 8 2019


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    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    Intellectual man passes away.His demise is an irreparable loss in legal segment of the nation.May his soul rest in peace.

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