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List of notable or famous lawyers from India, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in India and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian lawyers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These lawyers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known lawyer from India is included when available.

List people include Mahatma Gandhi, P. V. Narasimha Rao and many more.

This historic lawyers from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian lawyers of note?" and "Who are the most famous lawyers from India?" These prominent lawyers of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian lawyers.

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A. K. Antony is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
A. K. Antony age 77 Arackaparambil Kurien "A. K." Antony is an Indian politician currently serving as Member of Parliament from the upper house, Rajya Sabha, of Parliament. He formerly served as Defence ...more

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A. P. Patro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
A. P. Patro Died at 70 (1876-1946) Rao Bahadur Sir Annepu Parasuramdas Patro KCIE was an Oriya politician, zamindar and education minister in the erstwhile Madras Presidency. Patro was born in a rich and powerful family of ...more

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A. Ranganatha Mudaliar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
A. Ranganatha Mudaliar Died at 71 (1879-1950) Arcot Ranganatha Mudaliar was an Indian politician and theosophist from Bellary. He served as the Minister of Public Health and Excise for the Madras Presidency from 1926 to 1928.

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A. Subbarayalu Reddiar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
A. Subbarayalu Reddiar Died at 66 (1855-1921) Diwan Bahadur Agaram Subbarayalu Reddiar was a landlord, Justice Party leader and Chief Minister or Premier of Madras Presidency from 17 December 1920 to 11 July 1921. Subbarayalu Reddiar was ...more

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Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer Died at 70 (1883-1953) Dewan Bahadur Sir Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer was an Indian lawyer and member of the Constituent Assembly of India, which was responsible for framing the Constitution of India. He also served as ...more

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Amrit Singh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Amrit Singh age 49 Amrit Singh is a human rights lawyer for the National Security and Counterterrorism program at the Open Society Justice Initiative. She was formerly a staff attorney at the ACLU's Immigrants' ...more

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Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar Died at 89 (1887-1976) Padma Vibhushan Diwan Bahadur Sir Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar, KCSI was an Indian lawyer, politician and statesman who served as a senior leader of the Justice Party and in various administrative ...more

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Ashoke Kumar Sen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Ashoke Kumar Sen Died at 83 (1913-1996) Ashoke Kumar Sen was an Indian barrister, a former Cabinet minister of India, and an Indian parliamentarian. He also holds the record for winning a Lok Sabha seat the most times and also the ...more

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Azizul Huque is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Azizul Huque Died at 55 (1892-1947) Sir Muhammad Azizul Haque, KCSI, CIE was a Bengali lawyer, writer and public servant. He studied at Presidency College and University Law College in Calcutta. He worked to better the condition ...more

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B. Munuswamy Naidu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
B. Munuswamy Naidu Died at 50 (1885-1935) Bollini Munuswamy Naidu was the Chief Minister of Madras Presidency from October 27, 1930 to November 4, 1932. He was conferred 'Diwan Bahadur' by British Government. Munuswamy Naidu was born in ...more

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Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga Died at 73 (1895-1968) Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga was a lawyer who played an active role in Indian governance and politics. He was actively involved in India’s struggle for freedom and worked closely with Mahatma Gandhi. ...more

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Basappa Danappa Jatti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Basappa Danappa Jatti Died at 90 (1912-2002) Basappa Danappa Jatti was the fifth Vice-President of India. He was Acting President of India from 11 February 1977 to 25 July 1977. The soft-spoken Jatti rose from a humble beginning as a ...more

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Bikram Singh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Bikram Singh Bikram Singh is an American bhangra music artist. A graduate of Touro Law School, he also works as an attorney in New York City.

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C. P. Ramaswami Iyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
C. P. Ramaswami Iyer Died at 87 (1879-1966) Sachivottama Sir Chetpat Pattabhirama Ramaswami Iyer, KCSI, KCIE, also called "C. P.", was an Indian lawyer, administrator and politician who served as the Advocate-General of Madras ...more

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C. R. Pattabhi Raman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
C. R. Pattabhi Raman Died at 95 (1906-2001) Chetpet Ramaswami Iyer Pattabhiraman was an Indian lawyer, politician and statesman from the Indian National Congress. He was the eldest son of Indian statesman C. P. Ramaswami Iyer. He served ...more

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C. Rajagopalachari is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
C. Rajagopalachari Died at 94 (1878-1972) Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, informally called Rajaji or C.R., was an Indian lawyer, independence activist, politician, writer and statesman. Rajagopalachari was the last Governor-General of ...more

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C. Ramaswamy Mudaliar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
C. Ramaswamy Mudaliar Died at 92 (1905-1997) C. Ramaswamy Mudaliar, also known simply as C. Ramaswamy, was an Indian businessman, politician and Member of Lok Sabha from Kumbakonam.

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Chacko Vadaketh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Chacko Vadaketh age 53 Chacko Vadaketh is a Malaysian actor, writer, television personality and MC.

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Chittaranjan Das is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Chittaranjan Das Died at 55 (1870-1925) Chittaranjan Das was an Indian politician and Founder-leader of the Swaraj Party in Bengal under British rule.

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Cho Ramaswamy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Cho Ramaswamy age 83 Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy called as Cho Ramaswamy is a comedian, editor, political satirist, playwright and lawyer in Tamil Nadu. He is the founder and editor of the Tamil magazine, Thuglak. His ...more

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Cornelia Sorabji is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Cornelia Sorabji Died at 88 (1866-1954) Cornelia Sorabji was the first female advocate from India when admitted to Allahabad High Court. She was the first female graduate from Bombay University, and in 1889 became the first woman to ...more

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Deepak Jindal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Deepak Jindal

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Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Died at 72 (1905-1977) Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was the fifth President of India from 1974 to 1977.

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Fitz Remedios Santana de Souza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Fitz Remedios Santana de Souza age 89 Fitzval Remedios Santana Neville de Souza, often known as Dr. F. R. S.N. de Souza and Fitz De Souza, is a Kenyan lawyer and ex-politician of Indian origin, who was an important figure in the ...more

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Flavia Agnes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Flavia Agnes age 71 Flavia Agnes is an Indian legal scholar, author, women's rights activist and lawyer practicing in Mumbai. She has expertise in marital, divorce and property law and has written and published ...more

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G. Vidyaraj is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
G. Vidyaraj G Vidyaraj is a retired advocate residing in Bangalore, India, who owns some of the largest rubies in the world. His collection includes the Raviratna ruby, the largest ruby in the world at ...more

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G. P. Pillai is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
G. P. Pillai Govindan Paramaswaran Pillai was born in Alathoor in Kerala, India, in an aristocratic Nair family. After gaining a B.A. at the University of Madras he was admitted to the Middle Temple in ...more

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Hormasji Maneckji Seervai is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Hormasji Maneckji Seervai Died at 90 (1906-1996) Hormasji "Homi" Maneckji Seervai was an Indian eminent jurist, lawyer and author.

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Hari Singh Gour is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Hari Singh Gour Died at 79 (1870-1949) Hari Singh Gour, also known as Sir Hari Singh Gour and Dr. Hari Singh Gour, was a distinguished lawyer, jurist, educationist, social reformer, poet, and novelist. Gour was the First ...more

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Huilgol Narayana Rao is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Huilgol Narayana Rao Died at 87 (1884-1971) Huilgol Narayana Rao was a popular playwright in the modern Kannada literature and a freedom fighter. Narayana Rao is best known as the poet who composed the then national anthem of the ...more

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Indian Attorney General is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Indian Attorney General The Attorney General for India is the Indian government's chief legal advisor, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. He is appointed by the President of India under Article 76 of ...more

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Indira Jaising is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Indira Jaising age 78 Indira Jaising is an Indian lawyer noted for her legal activism in promoting human right causes and feminism.

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J. H. Patel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
J. H. Patel Died at 70 (1930-2000) Jayadevappa Halappa Patel was the 15th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 31 May 1996 to 7 October 1999.

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Jeeva is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Jeeva age 62 V. Jeevananthan popularly known as Oviyar Jeeva is a Tamil painter, film critic, art designer and writer from Tamil Nadu, India.

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K. Krishnamoorthy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
K. Krishnamoorthy age 73 Krishnaswamy Krishnamoorthy is an Indian politician. He served as a Member of Lok Sabha from Mayiladuthurai from 1998 to 1999.

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Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi Died at 84 (1887-1971) Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi, popularly known as Kulpati Dr. K. M. Munshi, was an Indian independence movement activist, politician, writer and educationist from Gujarat state. A lawyer by ...more

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K. Shanmugam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
K. Shanmugam age 59 Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam, better known as K. Shanmugam, is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. A member of the governing People's Action Party, he has been Minister for Foreign Affairs since ...more

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Kapil Sibal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Kapil Sibal age 69 Kapil Sibal is an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress party. A lawyer, he formerly served at the helm of various ministries in the Congress lead UPA government over the ...more

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Kashiram Rana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Kashiram Rana Died at 74 (1938-2012) Kashiram Rana was an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party of India. In 1989, he was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha from Surat constituency in Gujarat. He was re-elected to ...more

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L. K. Advani is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
L. K. Advani age 90 Lal Krishna Advani is an Indian politician and a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Advani served as Minister of Home Affairs in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government ...more

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Lallan Prasad Singh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Lallan Prasad Singh Lallan Prasad Singh ICS was Governor of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan award in 1999 after his death. He was born in Bihar, India, in 1912 and ...more

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Mahammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Mahammad Ali

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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Mahatma Gandhi Died at 79 (1869-1948) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and ...more

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Mahmud Ali Kasuri is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Mahmud Ali Kasuri Mian Mahmud Ali Kasuri was a prominent Pakistani opposition politician, human rights advocate and lawyer who became a Senior Advocate Supreme Court. He served in the Indian National Congress ...more

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Mohammad Shakeel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Mohammad Shakeel age 90 M Shakeel was an Indian freedom fighter, politician, Urdu novelist, trade union activist and labour lawyer from the city of Lucknow, India. Born in the famous Azizi family of physicians, he was ...more

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Mohan Kumaramangalam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Mohan Kumaramangalam Died at 57 (1916-1973) Surendra Mohan Kumaramangalam was an Indian politician and communist theorist who was a member of the Communist Party of India, and later, the Indian National Congress. He served as a member of ...more

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Muhammad Iqbal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Muhammad Iqbal Died at 61 (1877-1938) Sir Muhammad Iqbal, widely known as Allama Iqbal, was an academic, poet, barrister, philosopher, scholar mystic and politician in British India, who is widely regarded as having inspired the ...more

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Mukat Behari Lal Bhargava is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Mukat Behari Lal Bhargava Mukat Behari Lal Bhargava was an Indian politician, a member of the Indian National Congress political party and a member of the Lok Sabha from 1951 to 1967. In 1928, Bhargava joined the Indian ...more

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Nanabhoy Palkhivala is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Nanabhoy Palkhivala Died at 82 (1920-2002) Nanabhoy "Nani" Ardeshir Palkhivala was an Indian jurist and economist.

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Navdeep Singh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Lawyers from India
Navdeep Singh Captain / Major Navdeep Singh is an author, activist, lawyer and a member of the Indian Territorial Army.