Senior Supreme Court Advocate and visiting professor with NALSAR University, Vepa P Sarathi, passed away here in the early hours of Wednesday. He was 96. He was admitted in a private hospital on Tuesday following a complaint of fever and uneasiness. Vepa P Sarathi, popularly called Professor Sarathi amongst his students, was born on July 17, 1916. He started practicing in 1942, after taking his Law Degree from Madras University.