In 2009, a book is written on Ram Jethmalani: Journey as a law aspirant Hammad Ali Jinnah was about to be released. This book was written by BJP leader Jaswant Singh. Many big personalities from India and abroad were present at this ceremony. Famous lawyer Ram Jethmalani was also one of them. He said at the ceremony, “The main reason for the partition of India-Pakistan was not Mohammed Ali Jinnah but a stingy Hindu named Harichandra.” Jethmalani’s statement shocked everyone. Even the historians present there did not know who was the person named Harichandra had caused the partition. And on what basis was Jethmalani saying this?
We will discuss this later in the blog. First let’s talk about this style of Ram Jethmalani. While advocating Arvind Kejriwal, he suddenly stopped advocating for him one day and said that he should quit advocating after a few days. Whenever Ram Jethmalani was asked about his retirement, he used to reply, “Why do you want to know the date of my death.” Despite this, it happened twice that he said that now he will not advocate and then he Started fighting the case, which startled people.
It was Ram Jethmalani’s style that made everyone wonder with his statements and arguments which made him the most famous, biggest and most expensive lawyer in the country. Which made him ‘Ram Jethmalani’. Ram Jethmalani, who took the longest journey of advocacy in Indian history. A lawyer of the Supreme Court says, “Jethmalani sahab used to tell the judges many times that I have experience of advocacy more than your age. Nobody believes this bad about him. ”Bad was probably not even considered because this thing is true. The maximum age of a judge of the Supreme Court can be 65 years. Whereas Ram Jethmalani’s advocacy experience was around eight decades.
By the way, the beginning of the journey of Ram Jethmalani in advocacy and then the disguise is also very interesting. In an interview, he said, “When I was in the third grade, there was a program in my school. In this, teachers and students of many schools of Sindh came. My teachers called me on stage and challenged other teachers to ask this child any question of Mughal history. My performance was so good that people rained notes and gold coins on the stage. ‘
In this statement, the rainy thing of gold can be an exaggeration. But you have to believe that Ram Jethmalani was unique from childhood. Due to this singularity, he was sent to school twice in the next class. And he passed matriculation only at the age of 13. Ram Jethmalani’s father and grandfather were also lawyers but they did not want Ram to become a lawyer too. In an interview, Ram Jethmalani said, ‘My father wanted me to be an engineer. He also got me enrolled in science. But the advocacy was in my blood. I was lucky that the government made a rule at that time. Under this rule, any student could pass an examination and enroll in advocacy. I took this exam and topped it and got enrolled in advocacy. ”At the age of 17, Ram Jethmalani had completed his legal studies.
After studying advocacy against the father’s will, this 17-year-old youth faced another challenge. According to the Bar Council rules, no person could be given a license to practice before the age of 21. In such a situation, Ram Jethmalani had to wait for four years even after qualifying. But he wrote an application to the Chief Justice of the Karachi High Court. In it, he wrote that he should be given a chance to say his words. The Chief Justice gave him an appointment and an opportunity to speak. Ram Jethmalani said in a TV interview, ‘I told the Chief Justice that when I enrolled in advocacy there was no such rule that I cannot be given a license before the age of 21. Therefore, this rule should not apply to me. ”The Chief Justice was so impressed with this 17-year-old man’s talk and his confidence that he wrote a letter to the Bar Council asking to consider licensing Ram Jethmalani. After this, the rules were changed and with the exception of one, Ram Jethmalani was issued a license for advocacy at the age of 18. He became the first and last person in the country to start advocacy at such a young age.