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'I am pained': PM Modi offers condolences on passing of legal luminary Fali S Nariman

Fali S. Nariman, renowned for his sharp legal acumen and profound understanding of constitutional law, had a distinguished career spanning decades.

Nitin Kumar Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 New Delhi Updated on: February 21, 2024 11:00 IST
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Image Source : PTI/FILE PHOTO Legal luminary Fali S. Nariman and PM Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed heartfelt condolences on the passing of renowned legal luminary Fali S. Nariman, who breathed his last in New Delhi at the age of 95. Renowned advocate Fali S Nariman passed away in New Delhi on Wednesday at the age of 95, after battling multiple health issues, including cardiac ailments.

PM Modi's tribute

In a social media post, Prime Minister Modi hailed Nariman as one of the country's most distinguished legal minds, emphasising his tireless efforts to make justice accessible to every citizen. Modi expressed sorrow over his demise and extended his sympathies to Nariman's family and supporters, praying for his soul's peace.

"Shri Fali Nariman Ji was among the most outstanding legal minds and intellectuals. He devoted his life to making justice accessible to common citizens. I am pained by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and admirers. May his soul rest in peace," wrote PM on X.

Illustrious legal career

Throughout his extensive legal career, Nariman made significant contributions, appearing in numerous landmark cases, notably arguing in the National Judicial Appointments Commission case, among others. His dedication to the legal field earned him accolades and respect from peers and admirers.

Recognitions and honors

Nariman's remarkable achievements were recognised with prestigious awards, including the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2007, honoring his invaluable service to the legal profession.

Family legacy

Nariman's legacy extends beyond his achievements, as his son, Rohinton Nariman, also served as a judge of the Supreme Court, furthering the family's illustrious contributions to the legal sphere.

Also read | Renowned legal luminary Fali S Nariman dies at 95



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