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Mahesh Jethmalani (born 9th August1956) is a Senior Advocate at Bombay High Court and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party.[1]

Mahesh Jethmalani
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Born1956 (age 62–63)
RelativesRam Jethmalani (father)


Mahesh Jethmalani is the son of eminent lawyer, jurist and former Union Minister Ram Jethmalani and Durga Jethmalani. He completed his Bachelor of Arts from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and his Master of Arts from Oxford University. He is an alumnus of St. Paul's School, Darjeeling

As a LawyerEdit

Mahesh Jethmalani is a prominent Senior Counsel representing some of the biggest corporate houses and individuals. He has appeared in several important cases before Bombay High Court and Supreme Court of India. He has represented the Birla family in the Priyamvada Birla case.[2] He also appeared for Anil Ambani in the Reliance Case. He had conducted and had assisted in the trial of Ex. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, A R Antulay and appeals, He had also appeared for Sanjay Dutt and certain other bomb blast accused in bail applications. Other cases include the trial of Harshad Mehta in the Maruti Udyog Case, for Rajni Patil in the Prof. Vishram Patil murder case in which the brother of ex-President of India, Pratibha Patil was a suspect, amongst other high-profile cases.[1]

Political careerEdit

Jethmalani was executive member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He later resigned from the committee in 2012 in wake of his opposition to Nitin Gadkari.[3] He had contested against Priya Dutt in 2009 General Elections from Mumbai North Central (Lok Sabha constituency). He had lost by a margin of 154,515 votes.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Mahesh Jethmalani - Bio Data" (PDF). Mahesh Jethmalani. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Newsmaker: Mahesh Jethmalani". Business Standard. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  3. ^ TNN / no byline, Times News Network (5 November 2012). "Mahesh Jethmalani revolts against Gadkari, resigns from BJP's national executive". Times of India. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Mahesh Jethmalani to take on 'family friend' Priya Dutt". The Indian Express. 4 April 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2013.