The Society of India Law Firms (SILF) held a virtual Remembrance Meeting on 7th May 2021 to pay tributes to Mr Soli J. Sorabjee, who passed away recently. The meeting was attended by the top lawyers of the country, SILF office bearers, and advocates, among others.
The following legal luminaries gathered to pay their tributes to the eminent jurist:
Shri KK Venugopal, Attorney General for India,
Mr Fali S Nariman, Senior Advocate and President Emeritus, Bar Association of India,
Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General of India;
Vikas Singh, President, Supreme Court Bar Association;
Kapil Sibal, Senior Advocate and former Union Minister;
Harish Salve, Senior Advocate and Queen’s Counsel;
Justice Mukul Mudgal,
Prashant Kumar, President, Bar Association of India;
Darius Khambata, Senior Advocate, and former Advocate General, Maharashtra;
Dr Ashok Sharma, FCIArb and Founder and CEO, Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers;
Dr. Manoj Kumar, Managing Partner, Hammurabi and Solomon, Vice President, Society of Indian Law Firms;
Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Chairperson, Vivekananda School of Law and Legal Studies;
Ms. Zia Mody, advocate and daughter of Late Shri Soli Sorabjee.
Doyen of the Indian Bar, Mr.Sorabjee was born in 1930 in Bombay Presidency, British India (now Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) he enrolled at the bar in 1953. He was designated Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court in 1971. He was in 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 March 2002, Soli Sorabjee received the Padma Vibhushan for his. He died of COVID-19, on 30 April 2021 in a private hospital in Delhi where he was undergoing treatment.