Former Gujarat assembly speaker Barjorji Pardiwala passed away on 30 April 2015 due to age-related illness at a private hospital in Ahmedabad. He was 86.
Pardiwala was also a renowned lawyer in Valsad. Pardiwala joined the lawyer's bar at Valsad town of Gujarat in 1955 and practiced the law for more than 40 years.
He also contested election successfully as an Indian National Congress candidate from Valsad assembly constituency and was made the speaker of the seventh state assembly for period from December 1989 to March 1990.
He was the father of Gujarat High Court Justice J B Pardiwala.