Eminent lawyer and former Union Minister Ram Jethmalani passed away today morning. He was 95 years old. 

Though his forte was criminal law, he fought various high-profile, and often controversial, civil cases also. In fact, he first came to light when he fought the infamous Nanavati case. He also served as the Minister of Law & Justice, and in 2010, was elected as the president of Supreme Court Bar Association.

He was known for never shying away from expressing his opinion, a sharp wit, and was considered to be integral in shaping criminal law practices in India. He retired from law in 2017. 

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Many people took to Twitter to express their grief and offer condolences to his family: