Former Law Minister and senior advocate Shanti Bhushan passed away at his home in Delhi on Tuesday. He was running ill for a long time. He was cremated on Wednesday at the Lodhi Road cremation ground in Delhi, where thousands of people attended. The President has expressed grief over the death of Shanti Bhushan.
New Delhi: Former Law Minister and senior advocate Shanti Bhushan passed away on Tuesday. He was the father of Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan. Was running ill for many days. His last rites have been performed on Wednesday at the Lodhi Road cremation ground in the national capital.
It was Shanti Bhushan who represented Rajnarayan in a very famous case in the Allahabad High Court. He was also associated with many social and political movements. From 1977 to 1979, during the Prime Ministership of Morarji Desai, he was made the Law Minister of the country. He took part in the movement during emergency. Even in the later period, he participated in many movements against corruption. Shanti Bhushan was also known as a constitutional expert. He was running ill for some time.
Senior journalist and former AAP leader Ashutosh joined: Thousands of people participated in Shanti Bhushan’s last rites since Wednesday morning. In this sequence, many big senior journalists, lawyers and politicians also came to pay tribute to him and attended his funeral. Meanwhile, senior journalist Ashutosh, who was his colleague, also reached. He said that his sudden departure is a very sad incident. Although he was ill, he had no words. His last rites have been performed at the cremation ground at Modi Ghat and a large number of people have come to pay tribute to him.
President expressed condolence: President Draupadi Murmu has also expressed condolence on the demise of Shanti Bhushan. The President tweeted, ‘An era has passed in the death of great lawyer and former Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan ji. He always stood up for his beliefs. Along with jurisprudence, he used to leave his mark on politics as well. Condolences to his family and friends. At the same time, on his death, the Prime Minister of the country Narendra Modi and the big leaders of the country have paid tribute to him by tweeting.