New Delhi, India, March 21, 2024 – Saraf and Partners, a premier full-service law firm in partnership with O.P. Jindal Global University, announced the launch of “Fali Nariman Scholarship and Annual Lecture Series”. The Firm has established this series to honour the legacy of eminent jurist Late Mr. Fali Sam Nariman and to promote excellence in legal education and research. This initiative is aimed at supporting and inspiring budding legal professionals.

The event, which took place on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at The Oberoi in New Delhi, was a huge success and was attended by over 400 members of judiciary, dignitaries, bureaucrats, political parties, and industry leaders.

The evening distinguished itself through a Poetry/Shayari Jugalbandi where Tushar Mehta, the Solicitor General of India, the Chief Guest for the event, took lead in conjunction with Kapil Sibal, a notable Indian lawyer & politician. Furthermore, a Jugalbandi session ensued, featuring the eminent poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar alongside the esteemed writer Dr. Rakhshanda Jalil. Also, renowned cultural revivalist Muzaffar Ali was in conversation with Suhel Seth, a prominent columnist.

Noteworthy among the distinguished participants were esteemed members of the judiciary – Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice Hima Kohli (Judges of Supreme Court of India), Justice Subramonium Prasad, Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani, Justice Manoj Ohri, Justice Jasmeet Singh, Justice Neena Bansal Krishna, Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma and Justice Amit Sharma (Justices of Delhi High Court), Justice (Retd.)  V. N. Khare and Justice (Retd.) UU Lalit (Former Chief Justices of India), Justice (Retd.) AK Sikri, Justice (Retd.) Nageswara Rao, Justice (Retd.) Indu Malhotra, Justice (Retd.) Vineet Saran, Justice (Retd.) Hemant Gupta, Justice (Retd.) S. Ravindra Bhat (Former Justices of Supreme Court of India), Justice (Retd.) Mukul Mudgal, Justice (Retd.) Gita Mittal, Justice (Retd.) Najmi Waziri and Justice (Retd.) Jayant Nath (Former Justices of High Court).

Virender Sehwag, recognized as an eminent personality within the cricketing domain, also honoured the event with his esteemed presence.

Other noteworthy individuals present were Mr. Bibek Debroy (Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India), Mr. N.K. Singh, (Chairperson of Fifteenth Financial Commission), Mr. Rajnish Kumar (Former Chairperson of State Bank of India), Ambassador Ms. Savitri Kunadi, Mr. U.K. Sinha (Former Chairman of SEBI) and Industry veterans included Mr. Sandip Somany, Mr. Ajay Singh, Mr. Aditya Ghosh, Mr. Naveen Jindal and Mr. Harsh Pati Singhania.

Mr. Mohit Saraf, Founder & Managing Partner of Saraf and Partners said, “It is our privilege to launch this prestigious lecture series to celebrate the life and work of Mr. Fali Nariman, an iconic figure, who has shaped the legal landscape of India. This scholarship series aims to support and inspire young professional minds by exposing them to contemporary issues that will shape the future of legal profession in India.”

The collaboration between Saraf and Partners and O.P. Jindal University underscores a shared commitment to nurture talent and promote diversity within the legal profession to create a more inclusive and equitable landscape.


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