Former Attorney General, Padma awardee and one of the topmost lawyers in the country, Soli J Sorabjee passed away on Friday at the age of 91, due to COVID-19. Soli and his wife had tested COVID-19 positive, some days back. His wife is in the process of recovering from the disease.
Soli, was born on 9th March 1930, to a Parsi family, and was a champion of freedom of speech and expression. He served as the Attorney General from 1989-1990 and then from 1998- 2004. He has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award, for his immense contribution towards the defence of the freedom of speech and expression and the protection of human rights.