Supreme Court Senior Advocate Fali S Nariman Dies At 95

Renowned jurist and senior Supreme Court advocate Fali Nariman passed away today at the age of 95 in his Delhi residence. Nariman, honored with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and Padma Vibhushan in 2007, commenced his legal career at the Bombay High Court, later relocating to Delhi.

As the Solicitor General of India in 1972, he resigned in 1975 to protest Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s Emergency declaration. Serving as the Bar Association’s President from 1991 to 2010, Nariman argued significant cases, including the National Judicial Appointments Commission case.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences, acknowledging Nariman’s lifelong commitment to justice for all citizens.