Jethmalani was sent to the Rajya Sabha by the RJD but the numbers are now stacked against the party as the JD(U)-BJP alliance is in majority in Bihar.
He was a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. The world of law and politics may never see one like him ever
In a condolence message, State BJP president Basanta Panda and Leader of Opposition in Odisha Assembly Pradipta Kumar Nayak said the country lost an eminent lawyer.
A rebel by nature, he was variously seen as outspoken and a maverick. Controversy was his middle name and he didn’t mince words even against the judiciary.
It’s a personal loss for me. Whatever I have achieved in this profession is because of Mr Ram Jethmalani’s guidance.
Here are 12 memorable moments from the life of a man who always said as he saw it.
Even though his forte was criminal law, Jethmalani had appeared in many high profile civil cases and shot to limelight with his appearance in the sensational Nanavati case in 1959, it said.
People from various walks of life paid rich tributes to him and attended the last journey of the 95-year-old, who died here this morning.
He was also friendly with junior lawyers and sometimes play badminton with them.
Ram Jethmalani staff of lawyers said that formers family was present when he breathed his last and that he was not suffering from any major illness.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi too has extended condolences to Ram Jethmalani's family and friends.
Ram Jethmalani's tryst with the law started at the young age of 18 and he practiced it for nearly 60 years.
Ram Jethmalani, in November 2014, had stated that the successive state governments in Jammu and Kashmir never raised any objections to modifications made to the Article from time to time.
Ram Jethmalani passed away on Sunday morning at his residence in Delhi.
Modi said Jethmalani was "witty, courageous and never shied away from boldly expressing himself on any subject".