Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee passed away at the age of 91. He was suffering from a Covid-19 infection for the last few days. Sorabji, who was associated with the field of law for nearly 70 years, held the post of Attorney General of the country twice. He was also honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in the year 2002 for his contribution in the field of advocacy. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences on the death of Sorabji, saying, "He was among those who played a major role in the expansion of India's constitutional laws''.
In the passing of Soli Sorabji, we lost an icon of India's legal system. He was among the select few who deeply influenced evolution of constitutional law & justice system. Awarded with Padma Vibhushan, he was among most eminent jurists. My condolences to his family & associates.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 30, 2021
Let us tell you that Sorabji's name was included among the big human rights lawyers of the country. He was sent to Nigeria as a Special Envoy by the United Nations in 1997 to know about the human rights situation there. Sorabji, who was Attorney General from 1989 to 1990, again took up this responsibility from 1998 to 2004. Soli Sorabji's full name was Soli Jahangir Sorabji. He was born in Mumbai in 1930. He started practice in the Bombay High Court in 1953.