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Rohinton Nariman to be new Solicitor General

Rohinton Nariman is all set to be appointed as the second senior most law officer of the country.

Senior advocate Rohinton Nariman is all set to be appointed as the new Solicitor General of India,the second senior most law officer of the country,in place of Gopal Subramanium,who quit recently.

Sources said that the government has decided to appoint him as the next Solicitor General,a proposal to which he has given his consent.

“The formal notification on his appointment will be issued next week after the Appointments Committee of Cabinet gives its seal of approval,” they said.

55-year-old Nariman,son of an eminent jurist Fali S Nariman,was in the race for the post after Subramanium resigned as Solicitor General in the wake of Nariman Jr being appointed as special counsel to represent government in a 2G related case in the Supreme Court a fortnight ago,apparently without his knowledge.

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Nariman has been appearing in various constitutional and corporate cases in the Supreme Court and High Courts.

He argued for Mukesh Ambani’s RIL along with senior advocate Harish Salve in the dispute over the supply and pricing of gas from KG basin between the Ambani brothers.

Nariman was designated as a senior advocate at the age of 37 years in 1993 when the then Chief Justice of India M N Venkatachaliah amended the rules reducing the limit of the minimum age of 45 years for designating a lawyer as a senior advocate.

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He joined the Bar as an advocate in 1974 after completing his LL.B from Campus Law Centre,Delhi University,where he was among the toppers.

He had also gone to Harvard University for further studies.

First published on: 23-07-2011 at 18:23 IST
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