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Ram Jethmalani Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 9, 2019

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Short Biography

Ram Jethmalani was born on 14-09-1923 in Shikarpur, British India. He was an Indian Lawyer, Professor, Politician, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur.

Other Name: Ram Boolchand Jethmalani
Other Professions: Professor Politician Philanthropist Entrepreneur

Ram Jethmalani Complete Bio & Career

Ram Jethmalani after completion of his law studies at a young age relocated to Mumbai to try his luck. He before the partition of India began his career as a professor in Pakistan. After which, he started his own law firm in Karachi but due to partition, he had to relocate to India. He with sheer knowledge and hard work became chief justice of India. He successfully defended smugglers in a case and became famous as smuggler’s lawyer. He during the course of his career also served as a professor in Government Law College in Mumbai and Wayne State University in the US where he used to teach Comparative Law. 
He served as a member of the International Bar Council and also served as the Chairman of the Indian Bar Council. He made his foray into politics by contesting in the 1971 general elections as an independent candidate. He though lost the elections. He heavily criticized the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for imposing emergency. He again contested in 1980 elections and this time he was elected as an MP. He was sent to Rajya Sabha in 1988 and served as Union Minister of Law, Company Affairs, and Justice under Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government in 1998. In 2004 general elections, he contested against Atal Bihari Vajpayee but lost. In 2010, BJP sent him to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. He was even called as an opportunist by opposition parties. He joined NJP in 2013 and left the party in 2016 and joined the political party RJD in 2016. 
In the course of his career as a lawyer, he fought various high profile cases such as the defense of Rajiv Gandhi and Indira Gandhi's killers, defense of dons like Haji Mastan and Afzal Guru, defended Yeddyurappa’s case in illegal mining case to name a few. He was arguably one of the best lawyers in India and more than that an outspoken personality who spoke against wroung doing without any fear. 

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 08-09-2019 at the age of 96 in New Delhi, India.

DEATHDAY 8 September,2019 (Friday)

Ram Jethmalani Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He is married to Ratna Jethmalani and Durga Jethmalani. He has three children’s with Durga named Sobha, Rani and Mahesh and one son with Ratna named Janak

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Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Shikarpur, Pakistan
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School N/A
College Mumbai University (MU)
S.C. Shahani Law College, Government Law College, Mumbai
Qualification L.L.B.
Hobbies Reading and Writing
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Arvind Kejriwal
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ram Jethmalani

  • Ram Jethmalani had obtained his law degree when he was just 17.
  • He contested against Vajpayee in the 2004 general elections from Lucknow constituency.
  • His high profile cases include Indira Gandhi assassination case, Harshad Mehta stock scam case, Ketan Parekh case, LK Advani's defence in hawala case, Jayalalitha's defence in disproportionate assets case, Kanimozhi's defence in 2G scam trial, and Lalu Prasad Yadav's case in fodder scam.

Ram Jethmalani Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Ram Jethmalani was 95 years 11 months & 24 days old age.