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Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman

The Honorable Justice Mr. Rohinton Fali Nariman is a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India.

Justice Nariman pursued his legal studies at the Faculty of Law and ranked 2nd in the University of Delhi. He pursued his Masters’ in Law from Harvard Law School and his thesis compared affirmative action in India and USA. He is the son of distinguished jurist Fali S. Nariman.

In 1993, then Chief Justice Venkatachalaiah amended the minimum age rules to designate the title of Senior Advocate on Nariman J when he was 37. He was the Solicitor General of India in 2013. In 2014, he became the 5th person to be directly elevated from the Bar to be a Judge of the Supreme Court.

Justice Nariman is considered an expert in comparative constitutional law and civil law. He set up the Supreme Court Welfare Trust for the welfare of lawyers and to encourage young talent. He was a member of the Supreme Court’s Mediation Committee.

An ordained priest, he authored “The Inner Fire: Faith, Choice, and Modern-Day Living in Zoroastrianisma” on the Zoroastrian religion.

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