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New Delhi : PM Narendra Modi on September 8, 2019, condoled the demise of Ram Jethmalani, the legal veteran and a former union minister. Eminent jurist Ram Jethmalani passed away on September 8, 2019, at the age of 95. He breathed his last at 7.45 am at his official residence in New Delhi. Ram Jethmalani was not keeping well for a few months.

“In the passing away of Shri Ram Jethmalani Ji, India has lost an exceptional lawyer and 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. One of the best aspects of Shri Ram Jethmalani Ji 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,” PM Modi, according to a PIB release.

“I consider myself fortunate to have got numerous opportunities to interact with Shri Ram Jethmalani Ji. 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.

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