ANI Photo | “Nation has lost a legal luminary”: Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on demise of Fali Nariman

Former Union Minister for Law and Justice Ashwani Kumar on Wednesday expressed condolences at the passing of eminent jurist and senior advocate Fali S Nariman. He was aged 95 years. Kumar said that in the passing of Fali Nariman, “the nation has lost a legal luminary.”
Speaking to ANI Ashwani Kumar said, “In the passing of Fali Nariman, the nation has lost a legal luminary, who kept the flame of liberty and freedom alive in testing times by his fearless advocacy of the nation’s liberal and libertarian conscience.”
“Apart from his powerful advocacy and defence of fundamental rights on several occasions, in and out of Courts, Fali Nariman’s contribution to the supreme court’s constitutional jurisprudence on several other important issues, particularly those, concerning the accountability of constitutional power is etched in the national consciousness”.
He further said that a gentleman to the core, Nariman, the jurist, parliamentarian and humanist will be sorely missed.
“He will live in our imagination through fond memories of a life lived to the full.The nation’s high civilian honour of Padma Vibhushan conferred on Fali Nariman for public service, makes him a part of the nation’s indelible consciousness,” he said.
Eminent jurist and senior advocate Fali S Nariman passed away at his Delhi home this morning at the age of 95. He was suffering from multiple ailments, including cardiac issues.
The Government of India awarded Nariman the Padma Bhushan (1991) and Padma Vibhushan (2007). He was a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha from 1999-2005

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