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Goolam Vahanvati passes away after heart attack

The previous government’s attorney general Goolam Essaji Vahanvati passed away earlier today after a “massive cardiac arrest”, reported the Times of India, aged 65 years.

Vahanvati was the first Muslim to become attorney general of India, when he became the Congress-led government’s most senior law officer from 2009 until the BJP’s election win in 2014.

He was designated as a senior advocate in 1990, became advocate general of Maharashtra in 1999 and solicitor general in 2004.

He is survived by his wife, daughter and his son, Essaji Vahanvati, who is a partner at AZB & Partners Mumbai.

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