Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman

Visitor's Message:

“Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your shoulders and know that you are the creators of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore make your future”.-Swami Vivekanand

For a nation to grow and prosper, the academic edifice needs to be strong. The students’ community is instrumental in taking the nation at the pinnacle of success. It gives me a sense of elation and satisfaction to see that Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla is upholding the noble cause of taking the country to greater heights through the force of its students. The University is not just imparting the knowledge of three R’s (Reading, Writing and arithmetic) but conditioning and grooming the young minds intellectually and rationally. Practical orientation is the main thrust of the Education system of HPNLU. At the same time, the university is conscientiously facilitating the young minds with all necessary guidance and moral virtues. To be precise HPNLU has introduced Mentor-Mentee program to orientate the psyche of the students which at such tender age may succumb to peer pressure and vices around them.

The University, which has travelled a journey of three years, aims to create a benchmark in the academic and intellectual circles by producing prodigies of law. The conducive atmosphere of the University is serving as a catchment area where the potentialities and caliber of the aspiring lawyers and future Judges is being accrued and is further channelized for the betterment of society in narrow perspective and the nation at wider.

To take your motherland to success, do not falter from your goal. Even if you fail accept it with open hands because failure persuades us to dream and make improbable probable by strenuous hard work. The credo of success is “HARD WORK FOREVER PAYS”-says A.P.J. Kalam.

In today's transcending world, the tenacity of education is changing with each passing day. This change is over powering every phenomenon of life. To bridge the cavity between old and new, HPNLU is set to meet the challenges by making knowledge as the major shield. The onus lies upon the institution as well as students.

I wish HPNLU success and the students to remember, “WE HAVE MILES TO GO, AS A NATION. LET US UNITE AND FOCUS ON GOAL….LET US UNITE AND GO AHEAD...”.

Visitor's Profile:

Date of Birth: 13-August-1956

Cathedral School, Mumbai (High 1st Division, ISC)

Shri Ram College of Commerce-B.Com 
Faculty of Law, Delhi – L.L.B. (1st Class-2nd in the University) 
Harvard Law School-L.L.M. (Thesis on affirmative action: a comparison between India and US constitutional law)

Senior Counsel, Supreme Court of India. 
Was made Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of India. Justice Venkatachalaiah amended the rules in order to make him a Senior Counsel at the young age of 37 against the mandatory 45. Has practiced Maritime Law in New York at Haight, Gardener, Poor and Havens for 1 year. Has practiced law for the last 35 years. Has over 500 Reported Supreme Court Judgments to his credit. Expert in Comparative Constitutional Law and Civil Law.

Governing Board: 
Gujarat Law School, Ahmedabad.

Mediation Committee: 
Member, Supreme Court of India.

Lectured at: 
The Delhi Law School, University of Delhi. 
The Bar Council of India at the Supreme Court of India. 
Gave the keynote address at the K.L. Misra Lecture on SPIRITUALITY AND LAW along with the Chief Justice of India and other Supreme Court Judges in Allahabad in 2004. 
Member of the Delegation from the Supreme Court of India to the Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2002. 
Gave a talk at IIC Delhi 2007 on Beethoven.

Specializing in Comparative Religious Studies: 
Ordained Priest from Bandra Agiary. 
Lectured in New York to the Zoroastrian Federation. 
Gave the SEARCH lecture at the IIC, Delhi in 200. 
Gave religious talks at Philadelphia in 2005. 
Gave two lectures in Ahmedabad at the invitation of the Ahmedabad Parsi Panchayat in 2003. 
Held fortnightly Gatha classes for two years in Delhi. 
Delivered the Annual K.R. Cama Lecture at K.R. Cama Institute, Mumbai on “Through the Looking Glass”. 
Zoroastrianism in other faiths on 11.11.2006. 
Solicitor General of India from July 27, 2011 to February 4, 2013. 
Elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 7th July, 2014.

Other interests: 
Passion for and deep knowledge about western classical music. 
Great interest in and avid reader of history, philosophy, literature and science. 
Enjoys nature walks-is a committed daily walker.