Former Attorney General and Constitutional law expert Soli Sorabjee passed away on Friday morning after getting infected with COVID-19, family sources said.
The 91-year-old had served as the Attorney General for India from 1989-90 and then from 1998-2004.
He was admitted to a private hospital in South Delhi after getting infected with COVID-19.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and two sons.
Born on March 9, 1930, Sorabjee and was a champion of freedom of speech and expression.
“The gentle giant Soli Sorabjee passed away this morning. Always ready to lend a helping hand Soli Sir leaves behind countless admirers & many memories. My condolences to the family in this hour of grief,” tweeted Union Minister Smriti Irani while condoling Sorabjee’s demise.
Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2003, for his contribution towards the defence of the freedom of expression and the protection of human rights. Sorabjee has held several offices in organisations of national and international repute.