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Who is Harish Salve?

Harish Salve (Marathi : हरीश साळवे ) QC is an Indian senior advocate who practices at the Supreme Court of India. He served as the Solicitor General of India from 1 November 1999 to 3 November 2002.

He also fought the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). On 16 January 2020 he was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel for the courts of England and Wales.

Harish Salve Biography, Wiki

Harish Salve is an Indian lawyer who specializes in constitutional and taxation laws. He primarily practiced at the Supreme Court of India but also appeared in various High Courts and in international arbitration.

Sometimes as a counsel and other times as an adjudicator. He was also ranked 19th in India’s 50 Most powerful by India Today magazine in the year 2019.

Harish Salve was born in Nagpur and belongs to a family of lawyers. He is the son of N K P Salve, who was an eminent politician and a member of the Indian National Congress.

His grandfather, P.K. Salve was also a successful criminal lawyer. The Salve family is of Maharashtrian origin but originally from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh.

He did his schooling at St. Francis De’Sales High School, Nagpur, Maharashtra. He completed his Chartered Accountancy from ICAI and LLB from Nagpur University. 

The former chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde was his classmate in school. Before he became a lawyer, Salve practised Chartered Accountancy in taxation. He began his legal career as an intern in 1980 at JB Dadachandji & Co.

Harish Salve Biography Wikipedia
Harish Salve
Born22 June 1955 (age 66)
Warud, Sindkheda, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndian
Spouse(s)Meenakshi Salve
​​(m. 1982; div. 2020)​Caroline Brossard
​​(m. 2020)​
Children3
Residence(s)New Delhi, India
London, United Kingdom
Alma materNagpur University (BCom, LLB)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
ProfessionSenior Advocate
AwardsPadma Bhushan

Harish Salve Career

As a young boy, Harish Salve wanted to be an Engineer but by the time he was ready for college he got interested in Chartered Accountancy. He did his schooling at St. Francis DeSales High School, Nagpur, Maharashtra, and college at Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University.

The turning point in Harish Salve’s career story came in 1975. While Salve was preparing for the CA exam, he prepared a note on some complicated points on the settlement commission’s proceedings which raised some new issues for interpretation.

When that note was shown to Nani Palkhivala, he was very impressed and immediately asked Harish Salve to join the profession.

Harish Salve qualified as a Chartered Accountant and practised as a CA in taxation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. In 1980, he began his legal career as an intern and after some time as a full-time lawyer at J.B. Dadachandji & Company. He assisted Nani Palkhivala in the Minerva Mills case during his internship. Later, he was appointed as a Senior Counsel by the Delhi High Court.

From 1980 to 1986 he worked with the former Attorney General.  In November 1999 he became the Solicitor General of India. As a law officer for the Union of India, he conducted a lot of important matters like the first ‘Anti-Dumping’ case in the Supreme Court of India and the case of ‘privatization of PSUs’.

He was also involved in important non-litigation work such as managing the WTO negotiations and setting up legislation for the Competition Commission which gave him a larger perspective on legal matters beyond litigation issues.

Harish Salve Awards and Achievements

Harish Salve has received many awards under his name. Some of the important awards and achievements in his life you should know are mentioned below:

  • Harish Salve has The Padma Bhushan. It is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, preceded by the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan and followed by the Padma Shri
  • He was also honored by the Rotary Club of Madras hailed by K Parasaran & Mohan Parasaran
  • He was also the Queen’s Counsel for the courts of England and Wales

Harish Salve FAQ’s

Who is Harish Salve?

Harish Salve (Marathi : हरीश साळवे ) QC is an Indian senior advocate who practices at the Supreme Court of India. He served as the Solicitor General of India from 1 November 1999 to 3 November 2002.

How old is Harish Salve?

Harish Salve is currently 66 years old.

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