DO YOU KNOW ABOUT Supreme Court Senior Advocate and Eminent Indian Jurist Fali Sam Nariman

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He was born in 1929 in Rangoon (Myanmar). He did his schooling at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla. After completing his school he has completed his graduation in B.A. (Hon.), in Economics and History from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, and in 1950, he completed his graduation in law from Government Law College, Mumbai. He has topped the Advocate’s Exam. He was awarded the Kinlock Forbes gold medal for the topping in the advocate's exam and got a prize for Roman law and Jurisprudence. He was instrumental in the development of the Indian Constitution's Law.

Legal Career:-

  • He started his law practice at the Bombay High Court
  • He was Additional Solicitor General of India from May 1972 to 25 June 1975 and resigning from his post after the Declaration of Emergency on 26 June 1975.
  • He was an honorary member of the International Commission of Jurists and member of the London Court of International Arbitration since 1988
  • He was the Vice-Chairman of the Internal Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce since 1989
  • He was the President of the Bar Association of India since 1991,
  • He was also President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration since 1994
  • He was appointed to the Advisory Board of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in November 1999,
  • He was served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Commission of Jurists from 1995 to 1997.
  • He was a President-appointee member of the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of the Parliament of India between 1999 and 2005.
  • Nariman's autobiography is called "Before Memory Fades".


  • Notable Cases of Senior Advocate Fali Sam Nariman
  • He has appeared in favor of Union Carbide in the infamous Bhopal Gas Disaster case
  • He has appeared in the famous case of the Supreme Court AOR Association vs Union of India, In this case, the Supreme Court took over the appointment of judges in the Higher Judiciary
  • He has appeared in the of the Supreme Court famous case I.C.Golak Nath and Ors  vs the State of Punjab
  • He has also appeared in the of the Supreme Court  case, S.P. Gupta, vs Union of India famously know Judges Transfer Cases
  • He has also appeared in the Supreme Court case T.M.A. Pai Foundation & Ors Vs. State of Karnataka and Ors.
  • He represented the Gujarat Government in the matter of the Narmada Rehabilitation Case but resigned after attacks on Christians in the area and the burning of copies of the Bible
  • He was appeared for the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalitha in a conviction and obtained bail for her



  • In 1991, He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan
  • In 2002 He has been awarded the Gruber Prize for Justice and has remained a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Parliament of India for a term (1999–2005)
  • In 2007, He has been awarded the  Padma Vibhushan