Soli Sorabjee – Biography

Short Intro :

Full Name        : Soli Sorabjee

DOB.                :  9 March 1930

Father’s Name : NOT KNOWN

Mother’s Name: NOT KNOWN

Relative           : Zena(wife),Zia mody(daughter),Hormazd Sorabjee(son),Jehagir S.Sorabjee(Son)                              Aarti Mody,Aditi Mody,Anjali Mody(Grandchildren).

Residence       : New Delhi

Known As        : Attorny General of India.

Basic Details:

Soli Jehangir Sorabjee, (9 March 1930 – 30 April 2021) was an Indian legal scholar who filled in as Attorney-General for India from 1989 to 1990, and again from 1998 to 2004. In 2002, he got the Padma Vibhushan for his guard of the opportunity of articulation and the security of common liberties.


Description :

Initial life Journey School & collage

Soli Sorabjee was brought into the world on 9 March 1930 in Bombay to a Parsi family. He learned at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and Government Law College, Mumbai, and was conceded to the bar in 1953. At Government Law College, he was granted the Kinloch Forbes Gold Medal in Roman Law and Jurisprudence (1952).

Sorabjee was a dear companion and associate of Nanabhoy Palkhivala. Sorabjee’s girl, Zia Mody, is likewise a legal advisor and accomplice at AZB and Partners. Zia Mody is the writer of the book 10 Judgements that Changed India. Sorabjee is additionally made due by three children—Jehangir, a specialist, Hormuzd, a vehicle master and Jamshed. — and seven grandkids named Niki, Ardeshir, Raian, Maya, Anjali, Aarti, and Aditi.

He died on 30 April 2021 because of COVID-19 in a private clinic in Delhi where he was going through treatment.

Career :

In 1971, Sorabjee was assigned a senior promoter of the Bombay High Court. He filled in as Solicitor-General of India from 1977 to 1980. He was designated Attorney-General for India on 9 December 1989 up to 2 December 1990, and afterward again on 7 April 1998, a post he held until 2004.

In March 2002, Soli Sorabjee got the Padma Vibhushan for his guard of the opportunity of articulation and the security of human rights. He chipped away at the Citizen’s Justice Committee which addressed the 1984 enemy of Sikh uproars casualties master bono.

In March 2006 he was selected a privileged individual from the Order of Australia (AM), “for administration to Australia-India two-sided legitimate relations”.

A portion of different cases in which he seemed include: Kesavananda Bharati v. Territory of Kerala, Maneka Gandhi v Union of India, S. R. Bommai v. Association of India, and I.R. Coelho v. Province of Tamil Nadu. He likewise showed up on account of B.P. Singhal v. Association of India, in which the Supreme Court held that state lead representatives couldn’t be excused without due cause. He was the executive of Transparency International and Convenor of the Minority Rights Group. He filled in as Special Rapporteur to the United Nations Human Rights Commission since 1997, an individual from the United Nations Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities since 1998. Sorabjee filled in as individual from the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague from 2000 to 2006.

Soli J. Sorabjee was Vice-President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and an individual from the Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament Law of the International Law Association.

Distributions Books

Law of Press Censorship in India. Bombay: N.M. Tripathi. 1976.

The Emergency, Censorship and the Press in India, 1975–77. London: Writers and Scholars Educational Trust. 1977. ISBN 0-904286-00-2.

The Governor, Sage or Saboteur. New Delhi: Roli Books International. 1985.

Law and Justice: An Anthology. Delhi: Universal Law Pub. Co. 2003. ISBN 81-7534-367-2.

Expositions and monographs

“Essential Rights”. Public Law in India. New Delhi: Vikas. 1982.

Venkataramiah, E. S, ed. (1988). “Assurance of Human Rights in Emergencies”. Common liberties in the Changing World. New Delhi: International Law Association, Regional Branch (India).

Henkin, Louis; Rosenthal, Albert J., eds. (1990). “Value in the United States and India”. Constitutionalism and Rights: The Influence of the United States Constitution abroad. New York: Columbia University Press.


“Obliging Government to Control Itself; Recent Development in Indian Administrative Law”. Public Law. 1994.

“Opportunity of Expression and Censorship: Some Aspects of the Indian Experience”. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly. 45: 327–342. 1994 – through HeinOnline.

“Opportunity of Expression”. Region Law Bulletin. 19 : 1712–1721. October 1993.

He additionally composed sections for the Indian Express.


  • Kinloch Forbes Gold Medal in Roman Law and Jurisprudence, 1952
  • Padma Vibhushan, March 2002
  • Equity K. S. Hegde Foundation Award, April 2006.

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