National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgNational Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileNational Bank of Kenya (NBK) Limited is a financial services institution providing banking products and services for the retail, commercial corporate and Islamic banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to term deposits, personal loans and overdrafts, insurance premium finance, liquidity management, treasury services, custodial services and asset finance services. National Bank of Kenya offers mortgage products to salaried and business customers under the National Homes brand. The company also offers account relationship management and bancassurance products. It operates through a wide network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. National Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Jonny May: How to counter-attack

first_img Danielle Waterman: How to sidestep The Exeter Chiefs and England wing explains how… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Harlequins and England wing gives her tips… Jess Breach: How to deliver a hand-off Danielle Waterman: How to sidestep Jess Breach: How to deliver a hand-off Jack Nowell: How to up your wing work-rate The England wing gives his top tips for playing off kicks Jonny May: How to counter-attack Jonny May averages a try every two Tests for England, with 29 in his first 56 Internationals. Here the wing explains how to counter-attack from kicks…Assess the kick“When the ball is in the air you get a sense: Is it bad? Is it long? Who’s with you? Where are you on the pitch? You’re scanning.“If a kick goes over your head and nobody is with you, 
it’s probably not right to run. 
If you catch it going forward with a couple of people outside you, run.”Communicate“If you’re steaming onto the ball, wherever you are, you may just think, ‘This is my time to run it’. If you caught the ball on the back foot, you probably shift it on to someone else.“You need a communication link. And then, once you pass, aim to give them more information.”Find the space Collapse Fast show: Jonny May makes a break during the Six Nations (Getty Images) Expand Back yourself“If someone is in front of you and you decide there’s an opportunity on the outside, try to square them up and be in a position where you can go both ways. And when you feel like going for it, don’t hesitate.“There’s no shame if they make a great tackle, but you can either beat them or they over-chase and you present the ball back on the inside. When you decide to go, transfer the ball to your outside arm.”This article originally appeared in the October 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine. Expand England Women’s full-back Danielle Waterman gives her top… “If the space is back down the channel the kick came from, there’s probably a route to that corner. If the gap is down the middle, there is no time to hesitate.“I won’t try to turn defenders inside out – you can overdo the stepping. You have to run for where the space is.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE… Jack Nowell: How to up your wing work-rate Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

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The Hospic Building / dans arhitekti

first_imgArchDaily Projects CopyAbout this officedans arhitektiOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasLjubljanaHousing3D ModelingSloveniaPublished on January 23, 2011Cite: “The Hospic Building / dans arhitekti” 23 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?救济院建筑 / dans arhitekti是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/104985/the-hospic-building-dans-arhitekti Clipboard “COPY” The Hospic Building / dans arhitekti Save this picture!© Damjan Švarc+ 18 Share “COPY” 2010center_img Slovenia Year:  Architects: dans arhitekti Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Photographs:  Damjan ŠvarcText description provided by the architects. The site of the Hospic building is confined by the slope of the hill Golovec next to the traffic heavy Hradeckega road. The new building is situated at the edge of the pitch and leans against the hill slope with its terraced retaining wall and terraces. Layout of the building is almost square with a central core. A staircase connecting common areas in all floors spirals around the central core. The ground floor is reserved for management and training, and there are rooms on the first and second floor. The rooms and bathrooms are fitted according to the standards for the disabled. Save this picture!floorplanRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealClay Wall Brick in Louise Michel SchoolBricksNelissenFacing Brick – GrigioBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuThe path of the stairs surrounds the core and opens different perspective with different daylight on each of the landings. The elevator and service rooms are located in the centre – core – of the building, while the more important spaces such as the rooms for residents are arranged around the perimeter. The rooms all have large, whole-length picture windows. To ensure the feeling of security and intimacy the whole-length windows have glass fences imprinted with a traditional ornament – motif borrowed from Plecnik’s ex – libris. By referencing Plecnik, especially his design of the National Library, the building communicates its stability and safety. We wanted the building to have a strong identity and to be recognizable. Its shape and materials are reminiscent of a traditional rural wood stove. Save this picture!© Damjan ŠvarcThe design of the facade is inspired by the chessboard pattern with light- and dark-coloured ceramic squares and evenly distributed window openings. The railing, together with the ground-floor entrance canopy, adheres to the street line. On the side of the building, there is a yard with parking spaces and the path to the park.We wanted the architecture to convey the feeling of being safe at home, so we used familiar materials, warm colors and understandable forms. Save this picture!© Damjan ŠvarcThe architectural design develops categories with positive psychological effects and those of the ambient. As a home for persons in their final stage of life, Hospic bears witness to the more serious aspects of life, failing health and the departure most of the time. This is why the possibility of identifying with one’s environment is so crucial along with the feeling of security. For an ambient to feel comforting, the acoustic dimension is very important, together with tactility, calmness, colour, and lighting. Sterility as well as excessive silence and excessive noise are to be avoided. The house is intended to offer an ambience and serve as the backdrop to life and to being connected with the surroundings and the nature.Save this picture!© Damjan ŠvarcProject gallerySee allShow lessCultural and Spiritual Russian Orthodox Center in Paris / DATA ArchitectesArticlesAstrium Nature Select Shop / Popular ArchitectureArticlesProject locationAddress:Ljubljana, SloveniaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyApartments•Ljubljana, Slovenia The Hospic Building / dans arhitektiSave this projectSaveThe Hospic Building / dans arhitekti ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/104985/the-hospic-building-dans-arhitekti Clipboardlast_img read more

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Q04L63 House / mf+arquitetos

first_imgCopyHouses, House Interiors•Rifaina, Brazil Brazil Projects Photographs Q04L63 House / mf+arquitetos Q04L63 House / mf+arquitetosSave this projectSaveQ04L63 House / mf+arquitetos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955270/q04l63-house-mf-plus-arquitetos Clipboard Photographs:  Felipe Araújo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Felipe Araújo+ 31Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Architects: mf+arquitetos Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img 2020 Year:  ArchDaily Area:  282 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955270/q04l63-house-mf-plus-arquitetos Clipboard Manufacturers: Casa de Cora, Cia Luz, Danilo Sbindio, Deca, Design brasil, Elettromec, FSCOTT, Francortinas, Lumini, Madeireira Mato Grosso, Roberto AlmeidaContractor:CarlinhosEngineering:CenaferMetal Structure:São JudasLandscape:Daniel LimaCity:RifainaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Felipe AraújoRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HousePorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The design of the Q04L63 House begins with the proposal of a summer house. The Family, which includes the couple and three children of different ages, attends the residence during the weekends for their leisure time, in addition to receiving friends and family as guests.Save this picture!© Felipe AraújoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Felipe AraújoThe concept was to use 50% of the total area for social interaction divided between spaces such as: gourmet, dining room, living, swimming pool and steam room. The rest was intended for the intimate rooms of all members.Save this picture!© Felipe AraújoThis intimate area is located at the front of the house and is separated by a hall at the center, giving access to all rooms and the house background. The materials selected for the coverings were all natural, resulting in a more welcoming, modern and timeless space. Among them, stones such as the sandy travertine marble from Egypt that covers the entire floor and walls as in the main hall, black slate, which was used in bathrooms and countertops and rustic granite on the side walls. In the background, concrete slabs and hijau stones make up the pool area. In addition to the use of wood, which contemplates nature in all spaces.Save this picture!© Felipe AraújoThe furniture by differents designers such as Brazilians Jader Almeida, Paulo Alves and the Austrian Martin Eisler was also carefully chosen, giving priority to products such as wood, leather, fabrics and natural fibers, which follow the same pattern of colors and elements of all rooms. To increase interaction with the outside, a region on the riverside rich in natural beauty, vegetations was inserted in different points of the house.Save this picture!© Felipe AraújoSave this picture!© Felipe AraújoAll these compositions, combined with a simple and functional volumetry, provide an experience of great comfort, welcome and practicality for everyone who visits the house.Save this picture!© Felipe AraújoSave this picture!© Felipe AraújoProject gallerySee allShow lessLa Inesita Housing / Andrés Alonso ArquitectoSelected ProjectsCabanyal House / Nodopía, Arquitectura y DiseñoSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officemf+arquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsMadeira RipadaConcrete HousesTimber HousesConcrete InteriorsTimber InteriorsBrazilPublished on January 19, 2021Cite: “Q04L63 House / mf+arquitetos” [Casa Q04L63 / mf+arquitetos] 19 Jan 2021. 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Detroiters protest ICE fatal shooting

first_imgWW photo: Martha GrevattMembers of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter Detroit, the Moratorium Now! Coalition, Michigan United and Washtenaw to Ferguson demonstrated on June 26 to demand full transparency in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Terrance Kellom.Kellom was killed on April 27 by Mitchell Quinn, an agent of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who was part of a federal fugitive task force. The force entered Kellom’s home to apprehend him for an alleged armed robbery of a pizza parlor. Quinn’s excuse is that Kellom was wielding a hammer, an allegation his family denies.The Kellom family lawyer claims the youth was shot several times, including once in the back. Community and family members want answers; they want to see the results of the Detroit police investigation and the autopsy report, which has been sealed. For now, ICE refuses to release its report on Kellom’s death.In all likelihood there is collusion between all of these parties to construct a cover-up in another racist killing by the state. The murder of Kellom is one of three police killings in Detroit this year. In addition, on June 24 two Black children were killed when a suspect lost control of his vehicle during a high-speed police chase.The June 26 protest was held outside the offices of ICE. Demonstrators called for “no more killings, no more raids” by ICE targeting immigrants and resulting in deportations as well for the killing of Kellom and others.ICE was involved in the 2010 slaughter of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, who was shot 20 times by federal agents. When his body was recovered, he was handcuffed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Calvary Presbyterian Church: Lenten Calendar Thursday April 5th – Sunday April 8th

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Calvary Presbyterian Church Lenten week celebration starts on Maundy Thursday worship and communion service which will be held at 7 p.m. On Good Friday an Ecumenical service will be observed at 12 noon at Holy Family Catholic Church.Easter Sunday begins with blossoming of the cross. A wooden cross will be placed on the front lawn of Calvary this next week. On Easter Sunday, we will cover the cross with blossoms to signify the empty tomb and our new life in the resurrection. Please join in the “blossoming of the cross” by bringing cut flowers and placing them on the cross before worship next Sunday morning.Then at 9:50 a.m. brass and organ will provide festive music. The worship service begins at 10 a.m. Plan to come early! There will be no Sunday School, but child care is available for those 3 and under. Children attending the service will be provided with a bag full of Easter activities and the bag will also double as a “basket” for the Easter egg hunt to be held in the patio area during coffee hour (children through 6th grade).Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, (626) 799-7148 or visit www.southpaspres.info Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Faith & Religion News Calvary Presbyterian Church: Lenten Calendar Thursday April 5th – Sunday April 8th Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | 7:54 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Dawn chorus

first_imgLinkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleLimerick pipe-bomb case opensNext articleRemembering Zoe Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Email TAGSGordon YounglimerickLimerick branch of Birdwatch IrelandUniversity Concert HallUniversity of Limerick Twitter NewsLocal NewsDawn chorusBy Alan Jacques – May 15, 2015 1025 Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” THE Limerick branch of Birdwatch Ireland have organised an early morning walk through the grounds of the University of Limerick to hear the many bird calls making up the dawn chorus. Early risers should meet at the University Concert Hall carpark at 4.45am this Sunday, May 17. Lead by Gordon Young, birdwatchers attending the event are reminded to have their mobile phones turned off. After building up a hearty appetite, the group will reconvene at the Kilmurray Lodge for breakfast. The buffet breakfast is €10 and the continental which includes tea/coffee/toast and two items is €6.50. For more details visit the Limerick Birdwatch Facebook page.last_img read more

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Mac Lochlainn says local surgeon’s comments show need for investment in health

first_img Previous articleQuinn claims new council tenant purchase scheme discriminates against carersNext articleGAA Programme – 10/02/16 admin Mac Lochlainn says local surgeon’s comments show need for investment in health Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – February 11, 2016 Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Sinn Fein Deputy and Donegal candidate Padraig Mac Lochlainn has backed a Donegal surgeon who hit out at the health minister this weekMinister Leo Varadkar recently suggested that more hospital beds would ease the presure on doctors to discharge patients, a claim that Orthopedic Surgeon Peter O’Rourke tooki grave exception to this week.Mr O’Rourke told ther Donegal News yesterday that four out of five operations had been cancelled that day because of a shortage of beds at Letterkenny University Hospital, and that was at the nub of the crisis.Deputy Mac Lochlainn says this is a message that needs to be heard……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/padrourke.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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A Tribute To My Mentor – Ashok H Desai

first_imgColumnsA Tribute To My Mentor – Ashok H Desai Parthiv K Goswami14 April 2020 9:40 PMShare This – xAll those who knew Ashok H.Desai, popularly known as ‘Ashok Bhai’ and ‘Sir’ to me, will always remember him fondly. A man with the soul of a monk and the heart of a king. My association with Sir goes back to March 2005 when I joined his chambers as a junior. I was relatively new in the profession at that time. He was about 71 years old and was on the verge of completing 50 glorious years at…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAll those who knew Ashok H.Desai, popularly known as ‘Ashok Bhai’ and ‘Sir’ to me, will always remember him fondly. A man with the soul of a monk and the heart of a king. My association with Sir goes back to March 2005 when I joined his chambers as a junior. I was relatively new in the profession at that time. He was about 71 years old and was on the verge of completing 50 glorious years at the Bar, including holding the high office of Attorney General for India. Naturally, at that stage, with a desire to do lesser and selective work, he was reluctant to add another junior in his chambers. Nonetheless, he took me under his tutelage with a caveat that the matter would be reviewed again after about two months. Luckily for me, the decision to review was forgotten by him and I had the privilege to be his last junior. I continued to be his junior for many years. He was a remarkable Senior in every sense of the word. He was extremely patient and reasonable with his juniors. When I joined his chambers as a raw junior, he understood my position and initially, only asked me to find the meaning of some words from the large collection of dictionaries in his chamber. As time went by, he entrusted me with more and more work, thereby, ensuring I gain the necessary exposure and confidence. He never forgot to acknowledge the contribution of his juniors in court and was always happy to see them argue. In fact, on one occasion, I had to start arguing as Sir was stuck in another court. He soon entered the courtroom but asked me to continue arguing as he took the seat besides me. Not only that, he called me in the evening to encourage me. Such was his large heartedness. Sir was particularly proud of his junior’s achievements be it senior designation or judgeship and each such occasion was celebrated with great enthusiasm and fanfare. Sir was equally concerned and considerate about the welfare of his staff and their family. There was a comforting predictability in his approach towards his juniors and instructing counsel in the sense that they knew exactly how he wanted his note in yellow paper and paper-book. He emphasized the importance of his written submissions to be printed in blue colour as Judges would easily identify them as his submissions. He regaled us with his experience with Chief Justice A.N.Ray who immediately identified his submissions due to its blue colour. Sir was a great lawyer with extraordinary persuasive skill and deep knowledge of the law. He was very strong on first principles as well as on case laws. He was very meticulous, methodical, hard working and always open to new ideas. He maintained a red diary with case laws and citations written alphabetically. That red diary of Sir is certainly superior to any legal search engine. That apart, he had originality in his thought process and was always thinking about his case to find an answer to a difficult point. He was always courteous to the Bench and his opponents. However, if the situation so demanded, he would put across his view in a firm but a polite manner. Most importantly, he maintained the high standard of the Bar and earned the universal respect of the Bar and Bench. He also held the high office of Attorney General for India with great dignity and decorum. Sir played a stellar role in upholding the fundamental right to freedom of expression in Sakharam Binder’s case where the Bombay High Court struck down the pre-censorship imposed upon Vijay Tendulkar’s play “Sakaram Binders” on the ground of obscenity. He himself described that Antulay’s case was one of the great moments of his professional life. He successfully argued the said case on behalf of Mrinal Gore and her colleagues before the Bombay High Court which held that there was misbehavior on the part of the administration in the matter of cement distribution to builders who happened to give donation to Indira Gandhi Pratishthan. During the dark days of emergency, Sir fearlessly and courageously defended the civil liberties and the human rights of the citizens. He continued to fight for the civil liberties and the human rights of citizens throughout his career, including the cases of Nandini Sundar v. Union of India and Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India. He played a significant role in the exposition and development of Constitutional law and other jurisprudence in India. He appeared for the Petitioner in the landmark case of Ramana Shetty v International Airport Authority where the Supreme Court held that arbitrariness was anathema to the concept of equality. He also argued as Attorney General in P.V.Narasimha Rao’s case where the Supreme Court, inter-alia, held that Member of Parliament would be a public servant and would be subject to prosecution under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Sir also appeared in the famous Vineet Narain’s case where the Supreme Court issued various directions towards enhancing the autonomy of the CBI. In a significant case pertaining to Assam, he successfully argued for the Petitioner in Sarbananda Sonowal’s case where a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India held that the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, 1983 “has created the biggest hurdle and is the main impediment or barrier in the identification and deportation of illegal migrants” and struck down the Act. Sir also appeared in the case of Amrendra Singh’s relating to legislative privilege where the court held that while the House had an undoubted right to expel a member for conduct unbecoming member of the House the privilege could not be exercised in relation to an activity that had no bearing on his legislative functions. He was also an expert in election law and appeared in many leading cases. He was equally adroit in civil and criminal law. He also appeared in a significant case concerning criminal jurisprudence being Iridium India v Motorola Incorporated & ors, where the Supreme Court held that corporation or company cannot claim immunity from criminal prosecution on the grounds that it is incapable of possessing the necessary mens rea to commit a criminal offence. All in all, the law reports bear testimony to his invaluable contribution to all branches of law. My association with him, however, was much more than that of a Senior and Junior. He made us part of his family. Those who knew him well will agree that a large influence in his life was that of his loving wife Suverna, ‘Suverna Aunty’ to me. His love for art and music and his simplicity were to a large extent attributable to her. She is an exceptionally strong and kind lady. They gave a personal touch to everything important in my life. Sir along with son Harsh attended our wedding at Allahabad. They were delighted when our daughters were born. The list is endless. Another great tradition that he followed was the dinners where he invited his juniors and some close friends, some times at their residence and sometimes, outside. Though, we looked forward to the delicious vegetarian food at their place, Sir would occasionally prefer going outside as he was also fond of non vegetarian food. His friends circle was large and varied. He enjoyed the company of both the young and the old and infact, his dinners in small groups would always have a mix of people and there was free flow of conversations and diverse opinions. He enjoyed everything in moderation. However, he was a connoisseur of the finest things. After, each vacation, he would return and hold a dinner to share his tales. Sir was an extraordinary man. He lived his life with simplicity even after achieving great feats and was always grounded. He believed in the sanctity of Institutions and the importance of Institutional integrity. He believed and practiced the high ethical values of life and the profession. He never shied away from taking a difficult stance whenever a real issue concerning judicial accountability arose. He was always helpful and accessible to the members of the Bar. He was courageous yet cautious, courteous yet firm and extremely independent minded yet always open to new ideas and thoughts. He was role model for his temperance and moderation. All these, he practiced with a smile on his face. Sir was one of the wittiest men, I have known and he would always have his one liner quips ready for all occasions. He was also a voracious reader and inevitably, after a particular time in the evening, he would switch from law books to his rich and updated collection of books of literature, poetry etc with a glass of wine. He always kept himself abreast with the latest developments whether it was law, technology, art or politics. On a lighter note, he also enjoyed a bit of gossip !! With Sir’s passing away, the Legal Fraternity has lost an icon who carried out his profession with utmost dignity. Personally, I will miss sharing every story, every update and every good news with my mentor. I respectfully pay my homage to this extraordinary man, under whom, I can proudly say, to have learnt the law and the ways of life. As an old Hebrew saying goes: ” Say not in Grief He is no more. But in thankfulness, That He was”. Rest in peace Sir. I will miss you !   Next Storylast_img read more

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