News Flash: Ram Jethmalani, Veteran Lawyer And Former Union Minister, Dies At 95

Ram Jethmalani, one of India’s well-known lawyers and a former union minister, died this morning at his home in Mr Jethmalani had not been keeping well for the last few months, his son Mahesh told news agency PTI. The legal veteran died at 7:45 am. His last rites will be performed this evening at the Lodhi road crematorium in Delhi. Mr Jethmalani, a six-time Rajya Sabha member, served as a Union Minister in the United Front and the BJP-led NDA governments. He was a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet in 1998 and then again in October 1999. However, he quit the Vajpayee government in July 2000. The noted lawyer was involved in a number of high-profile cases and had defended several top politicians such as LK Advani, Lalu Prasad Yadav, J Jayalalithaaa and Arvind Kejriwal.

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