Ram Jethmalani

  • ram jethmalani
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    minister of law and justice
    in office
    16 may 1996 – 1 june 1996
    prime ministeratal bihari vajpayee
    preceded bykotla vijaya bhaskara reddy
    succeeded byramakant khalap
    in office
    june 1999 – 23 july 2000
    prime ministeratal bihari vajpayee
    preceded bym. thambidurai
    succeeded byarun jaitley
    minister of urban development
    in office
    19 march 1998 – 14 june 1999
    prime ministeratal bihari vajpayee
    member of parliament, rajya sabha
    in office
    8 july 2016 – 8 september 2019
    constituencybihar
    in office
    5 july 2010 – 4 july 2016
    constituencyrajasthan
    in office
    10 april 2006 – 26 august 2009
    constituencynominated
    in office
    3 april 1994 – 9 april 2006
    constituencymaharashtra
    in office
    3 april 1988 – 2 april 1994
    constituencykarnataka
    member of parliament, lok sabha
    in office
    1977–1984
    preceded byhari ramchandra gokhale
    succeeded bysunil dutt
    constituencymumbai north-west
    personal details
    born(1923-09-14)14 september 1923
    shikarpur, bombay presidency, british india
    (present: shikarpur, sindh, pakistan)
    died8 september 2019(2019-09-08) (aged 95)
    new delhi, india
    political partyrashtriya janata dal (after 2016)
    other political
    affiliations
    bharatiya janata party (1980–85)
    janata dal (1989–93)
    pavitra hindustan kazhagam (1995)
    bharatiya janata party (2010–2013)
    spouse(s)
    durga jethmalani
    (m. 1941; his death 2019)

    ratna jethmalani
    (m. 1947; his death 2019)
    residence2, akbar road, new delhi, india[1]
    alma maters.c. shahani law college, karachi- university of bombay
    professionwww.ramjethmalanimp.in

    ram boolchand jethmalani (14 september 1923 – 8 september 2019) was an indian lawyer and politician. he served as india's union minister of law and justice, as chairman of the indian bar council, and as the president of the supreme court bar association. he was noted in the indian legal fraternity for his forte in criminal law and high-profile civil cases.

    jethmalani obtained his ll.b. degree at the age of 17 and started practising law in his hometown, shikarpur, until the partition of india. the partition led him to move to mumbai as a refugee where he began his life and career afresh. he announced his retirement from judicial profession in 2017.

    throughout his political career, jethmalani worked for improving the relations between india and pakistan, owing to his experiences as a refugee post-partition. he was elected as member of the lok sabha twice, on bharatiya janata party (bjp) tickets, from the mumbai north west constituency. he also served as the union minister of urban development in the first atal bihari vajpayee ministry, against whom he later contested election in the 2004 indian general elections from the lucknow constituency. he later returned to bjp in 2010, and was elected to the rajya sabha on its ticket.

    jethmalani was awarded with the human rights award by world peace through law in 1977. he authored books such as big egos, small men, conscience of a maverick, and maverick: unchanged, unrepentant among others. he also co-authored legal scholarly books on different fields of law.

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Ram Jethmalani
Ram Jethmalani.jpg
Minister of Law and Justice
In office
16 May 1996 – 1 June 1996
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byKotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy
Succeeded byRamakant Khalap
In office
June 1999 – 23 July 2000
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byM. Thambidurai
Succeeded byArun Jaitley
Minister of Urban Development
In office
19 March 1998 – 14 June 1999
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
8 July 2016 – 8 September 2019
ConstituencyBihar
In office
5 July 2010 – 4 July 2016
ConstituencyRajasthan
In office
10 April 2006 – 26 August 2009
ConstituencyNominated
In office
3 April 1994 – 9 April 2006
ConstituencyMaharashtra
In office
3 April 1988 – 2 April 1994
ConstituencyKarnataka
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1977–1984
Preceded byHari Ramchandra Gokhale
Succeeded bySunil Dutt
ConstituencyMumbai North-West
Personal details
Born(1923-09-14)14 September 1923
Shikarpur, Bombay Presidency, British India
(present: Shikarpur, Sindh, Pakistan)
Died8 September 2019(2019-09-08) (aged 95)
New Delhi, India
Political partyRashtriya Janata Dal (After 2016)
Other political
affiliations
Bharatiya Janata Party (1980–85)
Janata Dal (1989–93)
Pavitra Hindustan Kazhagam (1995)
Bharatiya Janata Party (2010–2013)
Spouse(s)
Durga Jethmalani
(m. 1941; his death 2019)

Ratna Jethmalani
(m. 1947; his death 2019)
Residence2, Akbar Road, New Delhi, India[1]
Alma materS.C. Shahani Law College, Karachi- University of Bombay
Professionwww.ramjethmalanimp.in

Ram Boolchand Jethmalani (14 September 1923 – 8 September 2019) was an Indian lawyer and politician. He served as India's Union minister of law and justice, as chairman of the Indian Bar Council, and as the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association. He was noted in the Indian legal fraternity for his forte in criminal law and high-profile civil cases.

Jethmalani obtained his LL.B. degree at the age of 17 and started practising law in his hometown, Shikarpur, until the partition of India. The partition led him to move to Mumbai as a refugee where he began his life and career afresh. He announced his retirement from judicial profession in 2017.

Throughout his political career, Jethmalani worked for improving the relations between India and Pakistan, owing to his experiences as a refugee post-partition. He was elected as member of the Lok Sabha twice, on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tickets, from the Mumbai North West constituency. He also served as the union minister of urban development in the first Atal Bihari Vajpayee ministry, against whom he later contested election in the 2004 Indian general elections from the Lucknow constituency. He later returned to BJP in 2010, and was elected to the Rajya Sabha on its ticket.

Jethmalani was awarded with the Human Rights Award by World Peace Through Law in 1977. He authored books such as Big Egos, Small Men, Conscience of a Maverick, and Maverick: Unchanged, Unrepentant among others. He also co-authored legal scholarly books on different fields of law.