Nani Palkhivala, jurist and economist, passed away

11 Dec 2018  Tue

One of the greatest Indian jurist, civil rights activists, and economist, Nanabhoy Palkhivala breathed his last on 11th December 2002. He was admired in India as a top authority on constitutional law and finance.

He was born in 1920 to a middle-class Parsi family and completed his education from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. Later on, he also received honorary doctorates from Princeton University, Rutgers University, Lawrence University, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Annamalai University, Ambedkar Law University and the University of Mumbai.

He appeared before the Supreme Court in the landmark Keshavananda Bharati case and persuaded the Apex Court to put a limitation on the power of Parliament to amend the Constitution.

Palkhivala received several prestigious awards and honour including Padma Vibhushan Award and Dadabhai Naoroji Memorial Award. Former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, releases a commemorative stamp on eminent jurist Nani Palkhivala on 16th Jan 2004 for his notable contributions to India.

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