Jethmalani Ram- History & Achievements.

a) The family inherits its surname Jethmalani from shri Jethmal who was a living legend and governor under the Mirs of Shikarpur . He later became a minister in Afghanistan.

b) Jethmal`s son,Shri Notandas was appointed as the first district magistrate at Shikarpur.

c) Shri. Notandas first son, Shri Gurmukhdas was a learned lawyer and was the President of the local municipality, he earned many laurels in his profession..He was known as a man of integrity.

d) Sri Jethmalani was born on 14th september1923 to Shri Boolchand (son of gurmukhdas) and Srimati parvati. The priest Lachman Maharaj predicted “Jethmal is back”.The new born had a horoscope that praedicted success and fame. This child prodigy was named Ram.

e) Shri Ran Jethmalani is the only son of his father and only grandson of his grand father, both of whom were eminent lawyers. Thus, he has law in his blood.

f) Shri Jethmalani shared a deep bond with his mother, He was her friend and confidant.

g) Shri Jethmalani won many accolades and prizes both in school and college ( New Era school, Sind model school Chellanram Sitaldas college, D.J. Sind college in Karachi, Sahani Law College, Karachi). He became a full-fledged lawyer before completing the age of 18.


A) In 1977 he received Human Rights Award instituted by World Peace Through Law for his fight against authoritarianism at Phillipines.
B) In mid-1986, Mr Jethmalani undertook a tour of strife-torn Punjab with the belief that that peace was still possible. He along with his supporters carried banners which read “Kill us before you kill the next innocent man, women or child” The response was amazing, most people made a commitment to eschew violence.

C) With a Holtor monitor attached to his heart he pleaded before the Supreme Court for the release of Sant Longowal and the court released him unconditionally Thus, he endeared himself to sikh and ensured the traditional sikh loyalty to India. This helped to stop terrorism in Punjab and the Rajiv-Longowal accord was signed on 24 July 1985.

D) He always supported the idea of National Judicial Commission in the belief that both the method of recruitment tried so far have miserably failed.

E) He has initated efforts to promote Sindhi culture, language literature and arts. He has established and has founded The International Sindhulogy Institute. He established along with his friends in Chicargo an Institute of Sindhalogy which has made the Indus Valley Civilization a popular subject of study all over America.

a) He was a Member of House of People 1977-79 and 1980-84. He defeated Gokhale who was a minister in Mrs. Gandhi`s ministry during emergency by about 150,000 votes on 16th march 1977.

b) He is the oldest member of Parliament commencing from 1977.

c) He was a Member of Council of States in 1988.

d) In 1995 he launched his own political party called Pavitra Hindustan Kazhagam, which inter alia aimed at achieving “ Transparency in functioning of Indian Democracy. Every democracy needs a law compelling the government to divulge the truth…..The greatest threat to freedom and democracy rises from the secrecy of government operations”

e) He became The Union Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs 1996.

f) He became The Union Minister of Urban Affairs and Employment,1998.

g) He was sworn in as the Union Minister for Law, Justice & Company Affairs on October 13,1999

h) He has been an elected Chairman of Bar Council of India for four tenures both before and after the emergency.

i) He was a member of –
i) International Bar Association [1996]

ii) Sixth & Seventh Lok Sabha

iii) Committee on Subordinate Legislation Rajya Sabha [1994 -1996]

iv) Committee on Transport and Tourism [1993 – 1996]

v) Committee on Home Affairs [1996-1997]

vi) Rajya Sabha [ 1988 from Karnataka & 1994 from Maharashtra]

a) He was a professor in Pakistan before partition.

b) In 1953 he became a part -time professor at the Govt law college for both graduate and post graduate studies, Mumbai

c) Currently he is the Professor Emeritus Of Symbiosis Law College, Pune.

d) He was the main architects behind the idea of establishing the NLS,Bangalore. He is on the visiting faculty list of National Law School, Bangalore .

e) He taught Comparitive law at International Law at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

a) Big Egos Small Men[2000]

b) Conscience of a Maverick,[2007]

c) Conflicts of Laws [1955]

d) Justice Soviet Style

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  • Rakesh Lakhani  On November 9, 2010 at 11:54 am

    He along with Advani got an excellent oppurtunity- but wasted it. Their role for Sindhyat had been just a small bit.

  • Rohit Srichand Bajaj  On April 29, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    M/s. Seth Manghomal Lonidasingh & Sons, belonging to Jeetmalani Bajaj, was the most prominent firm of those days. They contributed their share to charity as well. Seth Lonidasingh built a Narishala (ladies home) and a Musafirkhano (traveler’s rest house) at Shikarpur named after Seth Satramsingh Manghomal.
    Seth Satramsingh had four sons: M/s. Lonidasingh, Jesasingh, Narainsingh and Chellasingh.
    In Quetta a dharamshala in Seth Jesasingh’s name was built by them.
    Seth Lonidasingh and his brother Mr. Narainsingh had contributed one-lac rupees each to a Relief Fund for the benefit of the needy Hindu families and gave scholarships to the deserving students. Seth Chellasingh’s family donated one lac rupees to Shikarpur College. Another Shikarpuri, Seth Sitaldas, also donated one lac rupees to the same College. The College bore their names Chellasingh Satramdas (C&S) Government Degree College

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