Ram Jethmalani breathed his last at 7.45 am at his official residence in New Delhi, his son Mahesh Jethmalani told PTI.
Senior Advocate and former Union law minister Ram Jethmalani passed away early on Sunday morning. He was 95 years old. (14 September 1923 – 8 September 2019). India had lost a great lawyer who had made the law profession to the next level. He was still practicing at the age of 95.
He had his office at Member of Rajya Sabha since 2016.
Education was done from Mumbai University (MU), S.C. Shahani Law College, Government Law College, Mumbai and having Children Mahesh Jethmalani, Rani Jethmalani, Janak Jethmalani, Shobha Jethmalani
Jethmalani’s career has been marked by high-profile cases and run-ins with some of the most powerful people in the country. Known as a criminal lawyer, particularly his techniques of cross-examination of witnesses, Jethmalani repeatedly proved his mettle in the court-room, making him one of the highest-paid lawyers in the country. Jethmalani’s spectacular journey began, at least in India, in the 1950s when he became involved in the famous Nanavati murder case of 1962 —a love-triangle where a naval officer was tried for the murder of his wife’s alleged lover. But Jethmalani wasn’t representing either one of the sides—he was a young lawyer, starting out at that point of time and had been picked up by Mamie Ahuja, sister of Prem Ahuja, the man who had been shot dead, to look after the interests of her brother. This was a “watching brief”. It helped him establish himself in Bombay where he had moved from Karachi after partition (He was a partner in a law firm in Karachi).