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Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee Passes Away At 91, Prime Minister Narendra Modi And Others Pay Rich Tributes

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Former Attorney General and veteran lawyer Soli Sorabjee passed away on Friday. He was 91. Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002 for his defence of the freedom of expression and the protection of human rights.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his grief as he wrote, Shri Soli Sorabjee was an outstanding lawyer and intellectual. Through law, he was at the forefront of helping the poor and downtrodden. He will be remembered for his noteworthy tenures India’s Attorney General. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers.

Amit Shah, Union Home Minister too tweeted his condolences

“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.

Sorabjee, born in 1930, enrolled at the bar in 1953. In 1971, Bombay High Court designated him as senior advocate.

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