President, Bombay Bar Association

Addressing the House, Mr Sanghavi spoke of his long association with Mr Tijoriwala who was a distinguished Senior Advocate who made a name for himself at the Bombay Bar. He was respected by all and was a fine counsel with a thriving practice. Unfortunately, his health deteriorated in the last years of his life and he was unable to keep up with his work. He passed away on November 13, after a prolonged illness. On behalf of the Association, Mr Sanghavi expressed his condolences to the bereaved family.

Senior Advocate

Mr Mr KK Singhvi, Senior Advocate, then addressed the House and spoke about his own friendship with Mr Tijoriwala, which went back to their days in college. Mr Singhvi and Mr Tijoriwala were contemporaries and colleague and frequently appeared together or opposed each other in Court. Mr Tijoriwala was a fine cross-examiner. He also had wide interests outside the profession. He was a keen student of yoga and was fond of hiking and sojourning in hill-stations. He was also regarded as highly knowledgeable about the stock market though he was a wise and prudent investor. Mr Singhvi spoke of Mrs Tijoriwala who also passed on scarcely a few hours after Mr Tijoriwala.


Mr MT Tijoriwala, Advocate, addressed the House. He told the House that his brother, Mr ST Tijoriwala, had signed articles with M/s Nanavati, Tijoriwala & Co and handled many matter when the City Civil Court was first established. On qualifying as a Solicitor, he debated whether to practice as such or to take up Counsel practice and ultimately decided to pursue the latter. In time, he acquired a large and thriving practice and was designated a Senior Counsel of the Bombay High Court. He was offered judicial office, but declined. In the last few years of his life, he kept indifferent health. His late wife tended for him till her own health suffered. Mr ST Tijoriwala died at 7:30 am on November 13, 2000; and but a few hours later, at around 11:30 am, Mrs Tijoriwala, too, passed away.


Mr Sanghavi then proposed the following resolution, which was duly seconded and passed unanimously.

“This House mourns the sad demise of Shri ST Tijoriwala and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”

The House observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the deceased.