Former Attorney General (AG) and veteran lawyer Soli Sorabjee passed away on Friday. He was 91. According to reports, he tested positive for the novel Coronavirus and was admitted to a private hospital in South Delhi and passed away while undergoing treatment.
Senior Advocate and eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee passes away https://t.co/D6dcXgfu5n
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) April 30, 2021
Soli Sorabjee started his legal practice in 1953 in Bombay High Court. Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002 for his defence of the freedom of expression and the protection of human rights.
“The gentle giant Soli Sorabjee passed away this morning. Always ready to lend a helping hand Soli Sir leaves behind countless admirers & many memories. My condolences to the family in this hour of grief,” tweeted Union Minister Smriti Irani while condoling Sorabjee’s demise.
The gentle giant Soli Sorabjee passed away this morning. Always ready to lend a helping hand Soli Sir leaves behind countless admirers & many memories. My condolences to the family in this hour of grief.
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) April 30, 2021
Many political party leaders and others conveyed their condolences to his family.
Deeply anguished by the passing away of legal luminary & former Attorney General, Shri Soli Sorabjee. He was a champion of human rights & brought international repute to India with his work. pic.twitter.com/OWIuWAHIi0
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) April 30, 2021
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.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 30, 2021
Saddened to learn about the passing away of former Attorney General & Padma Vibhushan,Shri Soli Sorabjee. One of India’s finest legal minds& a human rights champion,his enormous work will serve as an inspiration for young lawyers in future. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) April 30, 2021
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.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 30, 2021
Saddened by news that former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee has passed away after a recent bout of #Covid. A man of uncommon ability & integrity, he stood for principled public values. (And we shared a birthday.) A giant has departed. RIP Soli. https://t.co/9YWxqllI7J
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 30, 2021
Saddened to hear that former Attorney General Shri Soli Sorabjee is no more.
His legal acumen is well known and appreciated.
His articulation was infused with subtlety and was always polite.
A graceful presence in any discussion. A great human being.
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) April 30, 2021
Deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Attorney General and a legend of the world of law, Sri Soli Sorabjee. Decorated with the Padma Vibhushan, he was a champion of human rights and freedom of speech. I offer my deepest condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/mNLJMwAiPd
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) April 30, 2021
How much we are pained at the loss of one of India's illustrious jurists, a tall Constitutional expert and former Attorney General, Soli Sorabjee. We shall forever cherish his towering contributions to the Indian jurisprudence.
May his soul get eternal peace. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/gJI5FRenTe
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 30, 2021
The legal fraternity has lost a legend today in the passing away of former Attorney General Padma Vibhushan Shri Soli Sorabjee. An exceptional legal mind, Shri Sorabjee was a votary of upholding constitutional laws, protection of human rights and freedom of speech & expression.
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) April 30, 2021
Sorabjee, born in 1930, enrolled at the bar in 1953. In 1971, Bombay High Court designated him as senior advocate.
(With ANI Inputs)