Fali S Nariman Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Death Cause: Multiple Ailments
Age: 95 Years
Death Date: 21/02/2024

Fali S Nariman

Full nameFali Sam Nariman [1]The New Indian Express
Name earnedBhishma Pitamah [2]The New Indian Express
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGray (semi-bald)
Awards, Honours, Achievements 1991: Padma Bhushan
Fali S Nariman receiving Padma Bhushan
2002: Gruber Prize for Justice
2007: Padma Vibhushan
2018: 19th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration
2022: SKOCH India Law Award
Fali S Nariman after receiving SKOCH India Law Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 January 1929 (Thursday)
BirthplaceRangoon (now Yangon), British Burma, British India
Date of Death21 February 2024
Place of DeathAt his home in Delhi
Age (at the time of death)95 Years
Death CauseMultiple ailments, including cardiac issues [3]The New Indian Express
Zodiac signCapricorn
HometownShimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
SchoolBishop Cotton School, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
College/University• St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
• Government Law College, Mumbai
Educational Qualification(s)• B.A. in Economics and History from St. Xavier’s College
• Law degree (LLB) from the Government Law College (1950) [4]The New Indian Express
EthnicityParsi [5]The New Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Widower
Marriage DateYear, 1955
Wife/SpouseBapsi F. Nariman (died in 2020)
Fali S Nariman with his wife
ChildrenSon- Rohinton Fali Nariman (former Judge of the Supreme Court of India)
Daughter- Anaheeta
Fali S Nariman with his wife and son
ParentsFather- Sam Bariyamji Nariman (business executive)
Mother- Banoo Nariman

Fali S Nariman

Some Lesser Known Facts About Fali S Nariman

  • Fali S Nariman belonged to a Parsi family. [6]The New Indian Express
  • His father wanted him to take the Indian Civil Service Examination; however, due to financial constraints, he chose to pursue law instead. [7]Bar and Bench
  • In 1950, after he topped the LLB examination, he received the Kinlock Forbes Gold Medal and Prize for Roman Law & Jurisprudence.
  • Nariman did his law practice at the Bombay High Court. He was appointed as a Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India in 1971 after 22 years of practice.
  • He played a pivotal role in shaping Indian Constitution’s Law.
  • Nariman worked as Additional Solicitor General of India from May 1972 to June 1975. He resigned from the position upon the Declaration of Emergency on 26 June 1975.
  • He represented Union Carbide in the well-known Bhopal gas disaster case, a decision he later admitted was a mistake. He played a crucial role in negotiating a settlement between the victims and the company outside of court, resulting in an amount of $470 million for the victims.
  • From 1999 to 2005, Nariman served as a President-appointee member of the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of the Parliament of India).
  • He held various prestigious positions, including President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration since 1994, President of the Bar Association of India since 1991, Vice-Chairman of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce since 1989, and honorary member of the International Commission of Jurists since 1988.
  • Nariman was appointed as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Commission of Jurists from 1995 to 1997.
  • He had been a member of the London Court of International Arbitration since 1988.
  • In November 1999, he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
  • In January 2014, Nariman published his autobiography titled ‘Before Memory Fades.’

    Cover of the 2014 book 'Before Memory Fades'

    Cover of the 2014 book ‘Before Memory Fades’

  • On 17 October 2014, he represented former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalitha in a conviction case and successfully obtained bail for her after her earlier plea had been rejected.
  • The ‘Best Respondent’s Memorandum’ Award at the Vis Moot East, an international moot competition, is named after Fali Sam Nariman.