Veteran lawyer and former Union law minister Ram Jethmalani passed away  at his residence in New Delhi at the age of 95 on Sunday morning.

He served as law minister and as Minister of Urban Development in former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet. He was also the chairman of the Bar Council of India.

Jethmalani was born on September 14, 1923, in Shikarpur, Sindh in the Sindh division of the then Bombay Presidency, now part of Pakistan. He completed his LL.B at the age of 17 and started practising law in his hometown until the partition of India.

His last rites will be performed in the evening at the Lodhi road crematorium in Delhi.