After 76 years of legal practice, noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani announced his retirement as an advocate on Saturday.
“I am here just to tell you I am retiring from the profession but I am taking on a new role as long as I am alive. I wish to combat the corrupt politicians that have been brought into the position of power and I hope the condition of India will take good shape,” said Jethmalani, who will turn 95 years old on September 14.
“The country is not in a good shape. The previous and the current governments, both have let down the nation very badly”.
He was speaking at a function organised by apex bar body, the Bar Council of India, to felicitate new Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra.
Jethmalani, who is also a member of the Rajya Sabha. He is also famous for being the highest paid lawyer in the Supreme Court.