most Indian Lawyer: Sindhi Genius Of Indian Law : Ram
Fertile land of Sindh once again proved its nature of
being the land of genius & great personalities, This
time it was Shikarpur, where on 14 September 1923, in
the house of Shri Boolchand Gurmukhdas Jethmalani,
Shrimati Parbati Boolchand has given birth to male
child. Intelligence of the kid can be judged from his
triple promotion in the school and passing the L. L. B.
at the tender age of 17 years.
We are talking about none else but Shri Ram Jethmalani,
for whom Chief justice of Sindh was forced to pass a
special resolution about the rules, so the 17 year young
Jethmalani, can join the Bar.
In the year 1947 on September 5 he got married with
Ratna and God has blessed them with two sons and two
daughters. After the partition his family shifted to
Bombay [Mumbai] and soon he become famous for his cross
examination in the court room. His decision of being
present as the defense council for the smuggler Haji
Mastan brought him first fame and the case of Kehar
Singh [the man behind the assassination of Prime
Minister Indira Gandhi] has made him front page news of
almost all the newspapers for many days.
Today it is
said that he is the number one criminal lawyer of the
country. Many adjectives say hot temper, witty,
hilarious, Amazing, interesting, ever young etc.
of English dictionary finds association with the
personality of this Sindhi lawyer and most
controversial Indian Politicians.
wisdom and understanding of law and constitution is such high that when in 1980's
constitution of newly formed Bhartiya Janta Party was
written he was involved in it with Sunder Singh Bhandari
& Sikandar Bakhat.
In the field of politics he had crossed many mile stones
including the office of law ministry at centre. [Union
Minister Of Law, Justice and Company Affairs 1996]. Some
of famous incident from his term in the Atal Bihari
Vajpayee government at center in the ministerial
capacity are still corner talk in the meetings of BJP
When he become Minister for Urban Development, DDA
[Delhi Development Authority] was
facing several court cases related with the allotments
of flats and was paying very heavily in the form of fees
to lawyers. Jethmalani took the DDA officials to these
colonies asked about the availability of electricity and
water, without which no one will go there for living. He
forced the system to work for the welfare of common
citizen and save the money and time.
He was also in the headlines of news papers and other
media for asking daily ten question to Rajiv Gandhi.
Ram Jethmalani as a person is famous for his hilarious
(laughter) moods, even being engaged with one of highly
protocol restricted and since profession related with
court room, he always stress for and never missed a
lighter moment of life. In the political arena of
country many hilarious incidents created by him are
recalled from time to to time.
Even his resignation from the post of Union Law Minister
was also an eventful and hilarious happening at least
for the law students of Pune - Maharashtra, Jethmalani
was stepping down from the Lonavala hills to reach Pune
for this meeting. On the way of this journey he got
message from Prime Minister asking to resign him. On
reaching Pune he delayed the interaction with Law
student and entered in the auditorium only after the fax
of his resignation was sent to P M O. When he start his
speech his first words were " friends please excuse me
because I am not the same Jethmalani for whom you
gathered here. You have waited for over a hour for the
Law Minister Jethmalani but sorry to inform I don't hold
the post at this moment."
Common people and Law students in auditorium took this
as yet another hilarious talk of Jethmalani and were
able to find seriousness only after coming out. Through
out his political career his always remained in center
of conflicts for his state forward comments on the given
During his Long
illustrated political and social life, he worked as
International Bar Association 
Sixth & Seventh Lok Sabha
Committee on Subordinate Legislation Rajya Sabha [1994
Committee on Transport and Tourism [1993 - 1996]
Committee on Home Affairs [1996-1997]
Rajya Sabha [ 1988 from Karnataka , 1994 from
Maharashtra and recently in 2010 he wins from Rajasthan]
Ram Jethmalani is said to be lawyer of criminals but it
is one aspect of his life [Profession] the other aspect
of his life will reflect from the Human Rights Award
which was awarded to him in the year 1977.
He is young of 85 years, who still is naughty and eager
to share experiences with girl friends and found enough
enthusiasm to talk and discuss the topic even with young
Ram Jethmalani also belongs to selective class of
writers, not only his many articles are published in
Indian Express and Illustrated weekly and other law
journals but his two book on law are also published.
This doesn't conclude the portrait of works and
achievements of honorable Shri Ram Jethmalani. We at The
Sindhu World pray Waheguru to bless him with more years
of life so we can keep on adding new facts to this page.
Law Books written by
Shri Ram Jethmalani
Conflicts of Laws
Justice Soviet Style