23rd November 2017
Justice Tewatia passed away last night. Cremation at Lodhi Crematorium at 3 pm today.
I was informed earlier today by Subhash Talwar that Justice Tewatia passed away last night at Fortis.
I’m now informed that the cremation is being held in a few minutes at Lodhi Crematorium.
I’ll put this post out now, in case someone who’s not yet aware of this but wishes (and is able) to attend, can make it to the crematorium.
Subsequently, perhaps on the weekend, I’ll put out my thoughts about him. Justice Tewatia played an important role not only in my life but in the lives of many people across India.
A lot of people will miss him and his quiet, persistent support for good work. I consider him to have lived his life as an honest and good man, something very rarely found in India these days. And he was a supporter of reform, in particular, of liberalism.
Many of you know that he played a pivotal role in the evolution of our party’s manifesto – and also in the creation of our party. True, things didn’t turn out as hoped for in 2013-2014, but one must acknowledge the important role he played.
For now, I’ll just note his key role in the governance reforms workshop I had organised in IIPA a few years ago – watch the video.