Veteran advocate and former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Fali S Nariman, has passed away. He was 95. He was suffering from multiple health issues including the cardiac problem. He died at his residence in Delhi this morning.

He was one of the most prominent personalities in the Indian legal space. He was the senior advocate in the Supreme Court and also served as the President of the Bar Association from 1991 to 2010. Nariman was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1991 and Padma Vibhushan in 2007.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his condolences by tweeting, “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.”