Former Attorney General of India Goolam Essaji Vahanvati died of a heart attack in Mumbai on 2 September 2014. He was 65.
He was the first Muslim to become India's Attorney General.
Goolam Essaji Vahanvati
• Born on 7 May 1949, Goolam Essaji Vahanvati obtained a law degree from Government Law College in Mumbai after graduating from St Xavier’s College.
• He began his practice as an advocate in his father’s chambers in 1972.
• He became the advocate general of Maharashtra in 1999.
• He served as the solicitor general of India from 2004 to 2009.
• In 2004, he was appointed by the International Cricket Council to probe the allegations of racism in Zimbabwe.
• He became India's 13th Attorney General in 2009 under UPA-2 regime.
• He resigned from the position of Attorney General on 27 May 2014 following the regime change at the Centre.