Tributes pour in after former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee dies due to COVID-19

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Tributes have poured in for Soli Sorabjee after the former Attorney General of India died due to COVID-19. He was 91.

सोली सोराबजी

Sorabjee, who was undergoing treatment for coronavirus at a Delhi hospital, died on Friday morning.

President Ram Nath Kovind wrote on Twitter, “In the passing of Soli Sorabji, we lost an icon of India’s legal system. He was among the select few who deeply influenced evolution of constitutional law & justice system. Awarded with Padma Vibhushan, he was among most eminent jurists. My condolences to his family & associates.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in his condolence note, “Shri Soli Sorabjee was an outstanding lawyer and intellectual. Through law, he was at the forefront of helping the poor and downtrodden. He will be remembered for his noteworthy tenures India’s Attorney General. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers.”

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu tweeted, “Deeply anguished by the passing away of legal luminary and former attorney general Soli Sorabjee. He was a champion of human rights and brought international repute to India with his work.”

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad expressed his condolences to Sorabjee’s family adding that the former AG’s death was ‘the end of an era in the legal and judicial history of India.’

Sorabjee had served as the attorney general of India from 1989-90 and 1998-2004.