Ram Jethmalani leads us through his electrifying, controversial, shape-shifting life
Magic cannot be constructed.
And on the night of May 13, it happened in ways we have not seen before.
The legendary Ram Jethmalani took on the vast sweep of his epic life as the single most influential figure in Indian jurisprudence. From age 17, when he graduated from the law only to find that the Bar Council would not admit him as a lawyer till he turned 21 – he has been in a conflagratory relationship with the law, one that has shaped the outcome not just of this country’s most influential men, but also its most provocative ideas.
In over 75 years of practising the law, the 93-year-old Ram has taken on the most complex issues of criminal justice and constitutional law, and lived up to the ethical responsibilities of the law even when it made him a vilified figure.
Ram would not be Ram if he cared.
Watch this incredible conversation with a true Indian icon above.
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