The Centre on Saturday appointed senior advocate Rohinton Nariman as the Solicitor-General to succeed Gopal Subramaniam, who resigned earlier this month. He will represent the Union of India in the Supreme Court.

Mr. Rohinton Nariman (55) is the son of eminent jurist and senior advocate Fali Nariman. He has been practising in the Supreme Court and various High Courts in various constitutional and corporate cases.

Mr. Nariman was made Senior Counsel by the then Chief Justice of India, M.N. Venkatachalaiah, who amended the rules in order to make him a senior counsel at the young age of 37 against the mandatory age of 45. He has practised Maritime Law in New York at Haight, Gardener, Poor and Havens for one year. Apart from legal interest, he has been specialising in Comparative Religious Studies and he was ordained Zoroastrian priest from Bandra Agiari.

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