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Gopal Subramaniam



  • Gopal Subramaniam is an Indian lawyer senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India, who was appointed as the Solicitor General of India, the second most important law officer of the country after the attorney general, in 2009 at the age of 51.
  • Recent Supreme Court judgments on black money in which the court directed constitution of a special investigation team and the one declaring appointment of Special Police Officers (Salwa Judum) as unconstitutional were seen as a last straw for the exit of Mr. Subramaniam. Subramanium had resigned to protest the government's decision to field a private lawyer in a case involving Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, who has been accused of bending rules to favour Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications.
  • On July 27, 2011, The Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India appointed Rohinton Fali Nariman, the son of distinguished jurist Fali Nariman as the Solicitor General of India for a period of three years.

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