Amidst Adversity, Fali Nariman Emerged as The Voice of The Nation When Others Fell Silent: CJI DY Chandrachud

CJI Chandrachud praised Fali S Nariman's mentorship and fearless critique of judgments, stating, "His baritone was the voice of the nation in difficult times." The Supreme Court's full-court reference honored Nariman's legacy post his passing on February 21, 2024.

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud recently offered insights into the enduring impact of the late veteran jurist and Senior Advocate Fali S Nariman, particularly during tumultuous periods in India's history.

In his remarks, the CJI emphasized Nariman's role as a mentor to numerous lawyers and judges, highlighting his unflinching honesty in critiquing judgments.

"I had received a letter just before he (Fali Nariman) passed away on a recent Constitution Bench judgment," Chandrachud shared during a full-court reference at the Supreme Court of India.

The CJI underscored Nariman's significance as a voice of reason amid challenging times, noting, "When many voices fell silent in difficult times, his strong baritone was the voice of the nation."

Chandrachud paid tribute to Nariman's enduring legacy, stating, "His memory will always serve as a guiding light for many who serve the cause of justice in this court."

The full-court reference held at the Supreme Court of India served as a poignant tribute to Fali Nariman, who passed away on February 21, 2024, leaving behind a profound impact on India's legal landscape.