Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of eminent lawyer and former Union minister Ram Jethmalani, 95, who died on Sunday after a prolonged illness.
“In the passing away of Ram Jethmalani, India has lost an exceptional lawyer and an iconic public figure who made rich contributions both in the Court and Parliament. He was witty, courageous and never shied away from boldly expressing himself on any subject.”
Modi added, “One of the best aspects of Ram Jethmalani was the ability to speak his mind. And, he did so without any fear. During the dark days of the Emergency, his fortitude and fight for public liberties will be remembered. Helping the needy was an integral part of his persona.”
“I consider myself fortunate to have got numerous opportunities to interact with Ram Jethmalani. In these sad moments, my condolences to his family, friends and many admirers. He may not be here but his pioneering work will live on! Om Shanti”, the Prime Minister said.