Maha Guv condoles death of former AG Soli Sorabjee

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Mumbai, Apr 30 (PTI) Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Friday expressed pain over the death of former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee.

In his condolence message, Koshyari described Sorabjee as a 'staunch champion of fundamental rights and freedom of speech and expression'.

'Soli Sorabjee was one of the most respected names among jurists and constitutional experts in the country. He was a staunch champion of fundamental rights and freedom of speech and expression,' the governor said.

Terming Sorabjee as a 'great thinker', Koshyari said the former was a 'brilliant' commentator on issues of national and international importance.

'In his demise, the nation has lost a renowned jurist and a thinker. I offer my homage to the departed soul and convey my deepest condolences to the members of the bereaved family,' he said.

Sorabjee, 91, died on Friday morning at a hospital in New Delhi, where he was undergoing treatment for COVID-19, family sources said.

The constitutional law expert had served as the Attorney General for India from 1989-90 and then from 1998- 2004. PTI ENM ARU ARU