Senior Lawyer, Former Additional Solicitor General Amarendra Sharan Dies

Amarendra Sharan was the Additional Solicitor General in the Supreme Court during the UPA-I regime from 2004 to 2009.

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Senior Lawyer, Former Additional Solicitor General Amarendra Sharan Dies

Amarendra Sharan had served as special counsel for CBI in coal block allocation scam cases.


New Delhi: 

Senior advocate and former Additional Solicitor General Amarendra Sharan died today after a heart attack.

One of his close associates said that Mr Sharan, 69, died in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.

He is survived by wife Madhu Sharan, also an advocate, and two daughters and a son.

Mr Sharan was the Additional Solicitor General in the Supreme Court during the UPA-I regime from 2004 to 2009. He had also served as a special counsel for CBI in the coal block allocation scam cases before the top court.

He was also appointed as an amicus curiae by the apex court which was hearing a petition seeking fresh investigation in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

After doing his LLB from Patna University, Mr Sharan was enrolled as a lawyer in 1975 and started practice in the Patna High Court.

Later, he shifted to Delhi and in 2000, he was designated as a senior advocate.



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