Leaders across party lines pay tributes to veteran lawyer Ram Jethmalani

Mourning the demise of eminent lawyer, many leaders including BJP President Amit Shah remembered him as witty and courageous person, full of life.

Written by September 8, 2019 12:50

New Delhi: Political leaders across party lines are paying tributes to the veteran lawyer Ram Jethmalani, who passed away at this Delhi residence this morning.

Mourning the demise of eminent lawyer, many leaders including BJP President Amit Shah remembered him as witty and courageous person, full of life.

‘Nation has lost a distinguished jurist’

President Ram Nath Kovind condoled demise of eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani, saying that the nation has lost a distinguished jurist and a person of great erudition and intellect.

“Saddened by the passing of Shri Ram Jethmalani, former Union Minister and a veteran lawyer. He was known to express his views on public issues with his characteristic eloquence. The nation has lost a distinguished jurist, a person of great erudition and intellect,” Kovind wrote on Twitter.

‘Irreparable loss to legal fraternity’

Home Minister Amit Shah paid last respects to Ram Jethmalani at the latter’s residence in Delhi.

Stating that he is deeply pained to know about the passing away of Jethmalani, Shah tweeted that “we have not only lost a distinguished lawyer but also a great human who was full of life”.

“Ram Jethmalani ji’s passing away is an irreparable loss to the entire legal community. He will always be remembered for his vast knowledge on legal affairs. My condolences to the bereaved family. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti,” Shah said in a tweet.

‘Jethmalani’s name will be written with golden words’

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid tribute to eminent lawyer and former Union minister Ram Jethmalani who passed away aged 95 in Delhi.

“Extremely saddened at the passing away of legendary lawyer Ram Jethmalani Ji. An institution in himself, he shaped criminal law in post-independence India. His void would never be filled and his name will be written in golden words in legal history. RIP Ram sir,” tweeted Arvind Kejriwal.

AP CM Jagan Reddy condoles demise

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy condoled demise of eminent lawyer and former Union Minister Ram Jethmalani.

“Jethmalani will be remembered as a great legal expert who had handled high-profile cases in his long and illustrious career. May his soul rest in peace,” Reddy said in a statement.