Eminent jurist and former Union Minister Ram Jethmalani was cremated at the Lodhi Road crematorium in New Delhi on September 8 in the presence of family members, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and prominent politicians.
His son Mahesh Jethmalani, a senior advocate himself, lit the funeral pyre at 5:30 p.m.
People from various walks of life paid rich tributes to him and attended the last journey of the 95-year-old, who died in New Delhi on September 8 morning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
In the passing away of Shri Ram Jethmalani Ji, India has lost an exceptional lawyer and iconic public figure who made rich contributions both in the Court and Parliament. He was witty, courageous and never shied away from boldly expressing himself on any subject. pic.twitter.com/8fItp9RyTk
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 8, 2019
Amit Shah, Union Home Minister
Ram Jethmalani ji’s passing away is a irreparable loss to the entire legal community. He will always be remembered for his vast knowledge on legal affairs. My condolences to the bereaved family. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 8, 2019
Ravi Shankar Prasad , Union Law & Justice Minister
Deeply condole the passing away of the veteran lawyer and former Law Minister Ram Jethmalani. His brilliance, eloquence, powerful advocacy and sound understanding of law will remain a worthy example in legal profession. My profound condolences.
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) September 8, 2019
Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister
Deeply saddened by the demise of former Union Minister and eminent lawyer, Shri Ram Jethmalani Ji.
Blessed with knowledge and intelligence he made noteworthy contribution to lawmaking and pubic life. My heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 8, 2019
Kapil Sibal, Congress Leader
Ram Jethmalani is no more . A crusader in both law and politics he stood steadfastly for the causes he took up . His knowledge in criminal law was matched by none . He was also a bundle of affection . The nation has lost a great son . May his soul rest in peace.
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) September 8, 2019