Veteran criminal lawyer and former Union Law Minister Ram Jethmalani, who passed away on Sunday morning at his residence at the age of 96, was cremated at the Lodhi Road crematorium, in New Delhi on Sunday evening
Ram Jethmalani was undergoing treatment for age-related problems. A full-time nurse was there to take care of him at his 2, Akbar Road residence. Jethmalani's health deteriorated over the last two weeks. He was bed-ridden for a week and had lost a lot of weight, sources close to the family said
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Saddened to hear the news of passing away of eminent lawyer and former union law minister Shri Ram Jethmalani. He was a legend of bar and inspiration for many lawyers. His vast experience and knowledge will be missed." Interestingly, Jethmalani made news for having sent the Delhi Government a bill of over 1.5 crores for appearing for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation suit
Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad took to Twitter and said: Deeply condole the passing away of the veteran lawyer and former Law Minister Ram Jethmalani. His brilliance, eloquence, powerful advocacy and a sound understanding of the law will remain a worthy example in the legal profession. My profound condolences."
Ram Jethmalani passed away on Sunday at his residence at the age of 96. He made many friends, angered many and also patched up with some. But he left a mark on whoever he met. The overwhelming condolence messages full of personal anecdotes is only reminiscent of the life Ram Jethmalani lived.
Eminent jurist and former Union minister Ram Jethmalani passed away on Sunday at the age of 95. He passed away a few days before his 96th birthday on September 14. Jethmalani's last rites were performed on Sunday evening at the Lodhi road crematorium in New Delhi. All pictures/Pallav Paliwal
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