Former Additional Solicitor General of India, Amarendra Sharan passes away at 69

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ENIOR advocate and former Additional Solicitor General of India, Amarendra Sharan passed away on Monday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest in Rishikesh, Uttrakhand. He was 69.

He joined the Bar in August 1975 and started practising in the Patna High Court. On becoming the Advocate-on-Record, he started his practice in the Supreme Court in 1981 and was later designated a Senior Advocate in the year 2000.

He was appointed as the Additional Solicitor General in 2004 and continued till 2009, representing the Central Government in the Supreme Court.

He appeared before the Supreme Court in BhimaKoregoan case, 2G spectrum case, and successfully defended the 2005 constitutional amendment for SC/ST and OBC reservation in higher educational institutions.

Additionally, he represented the Central Bureau of Investigation in many high-profile cases including Coal scam and CBI v CBI.

Expressing shock, Supreme Court Bar Association, several lawyers, journalists and civil society members have condoled his passing away and paid their tributes.




Recalling his association with Sharan, senior Advocate Dushyant Dave described him as “a top-class lawyer, perfect gentleman, great friend, strong family man and courtesy personified.”

Senior advocate KTS Tulsi also bemoaned his passing aways, saying that “I have lost a genuine friend.”

The executive committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association has also mourned “untimely demise of one of its senior-most and esteemed members.”

The committee in a statement maintained that “Mr Sharan was known for his amiable personality, helpful nature and astute knowledge of the law. The void created by his passing would be difficult to fill in the legal fraternity and the Supreme Court Bar in particular.”

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