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CJI unveils Nani Palkhivala’s portrait for Supreme Court library

Apoorva Mandhani
26 Nov 2014 10:11 AM GMT
CJI unveils Nani Palkhivala’s portrait for Supreme Court library
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Chief Justice of India, H.L. Dattu yesterday unveiled eminent Jurist Nanabhoy Palkhivala’s portrait which will be displayed in the Supreme Court library.

"As I welcome the presence of Palkhivala to the Supreme Court, I pray that his presence in apex court would guide us towards the goal and dream he had for the great nation….They say a great man is born once in generation but a personality of the stature of Palkhivala is bestowed upon the world only once," the Chief Justice said.

Nani Palkhivala was a genius and his incredible success as a lawyer has inspired many generations of youngsters. The law reports are full of cases where he has argued complicated points of law and his treatise “The Law of Income-tax” continues to be a best-seller decades after it was first written.

He also announced the functioning of a lawyers’ dispensary from March 31 in the presence of legal luminaries like former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee.

Hailing Nani Palkhivala as a true defender of human rights, the CJI raved about his excellence in the field and said, “Palkhivala had argued cases which have gone down in the history of India as watershed moments in the interpretation of Constitution. He has cemented his place in the history as a true defender of human rights and civil liberties.”

"It will be most proper and fitting that this portrait of Palkhivala will be placed in the library in the midst of young mind and old. People moving through the corridor of the apex court of the country will look up to him as a true defender of the Constitution," he added.

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