Former law minister Shanti Bhushan passes away
Former Union law minister and eminent jurist Shanti Bhushan passes away. He was 97. He took his last breath at his home in Delhi following a brief illness.
Bhushan, who was also a senior advocate, served as the law minister from 1977 to 1979 in the Morarji Desai cabinet. Shanti Bhushan appeared in several cases of public importance.
He represented petitioner Raj Narain in the Allahabad High Court in a famous case in which the election of then prime minister Indira Gandhi was annulled for committing electoral malpractices.
He was quite vocal on the issue of corruption which led him to his brief association with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).