Former Attorney General of India and renowned jurist Soli Sorabjee passed away on Friday at a private hospital in New Delhi due to COVID-19 complications. He was 91.
Born in 1930 in Bombay, Soli Jehangir Sorabjee began his legal practice in the year 1953 at the Bombay High Court. He was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court of India in 1971. He was in the legal profession for nearly seven decades and also served as the Attorney General for India twice – first from 1989-90 and second from 1998 to 2004 during the tenure of the first NDA government.
In 2002, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian honour in the country.