New Delhi: Former Attorney General of the country Soli Sorabjee is no longer with us. He breathed his last at the age of 91. He was infected with Corona for the last few days. Soli Sorabjee was previously the Attorney General from 1989 to 1990 and then from 1998 to 2004. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.
Awarded the Padma Vibhushan, Sorabji was born in Mumbai (1930). He started his career from Bombay High Court in 1953. He was nominated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court in the year 1971. Sorabji from 1989 to 1990 and He was then the Attorney General of the country from 1998 to 2004.
Soli Sorabji was the Attorney General at the time when Ram Jethmalani was the Law Minister of the country. On some legal issues, a situation of confrontation arose between Ram Jethmalani and the then Chief Justice AS Anand. The matter grew so much that a situation of confrontation arose between the judiciary and the executive. To prevent this confrontation, the then Prime Minister Atal ji called Jaswant Singh and demanded the resignation of Jethmalani. Jethmalani also resigned immediately.
Known as the flag-bearer of human rights, Sorabji was appointed as Special Rapporteur for Nigeria in 1997 by the United Nations to report on the state of human rights there. He was involved in many matters related to the defense of freedom of expression and was also instrumental in removing censorship orders and restrictions on publications. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in the country, in March 2002 for freedom of expression and protection of human rights.