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From a Masters in History to a potential RS candidate; all about Kapil Sibal’s diplomas

Delhi: Kapil Sibal, a former Indian justice minister, has sought an independent nomination from Rajya Sabha after he severed ties with the Congress Party on May 16. Here is a summary of what

The infamous Indian lawyer completed his studies at St John’s High School, he joined St. Stephen’s College, Delhi for his BA.

He went on to earn his LL.B. degree from the prestigious law school of Delhi University, followed by a master’s degree in history from St. Stephen’s College, also under the University of Delhi.

Sibal joined the Bar Association in 1972 and then qualified for the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) the following year. He then declined the nomination and set up his own firm. With a successful legal practice, Sibal came to be known as a scholar of constitutional law and served as President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of India three times.

Sibal also attended Harvard Law School for an LL.M. which he completed in 1977 and was also appointed as an additional Solicitor General of India. He was also a board member of the Indira Gandhi National Open University. His poetry anthology titled “I Witness: Partial Observation” was published by Roli Books in Delhi.

Her father, Hira Lal Sibal was also a renowned lawyer, who started his practice in Lahore and migrated to India after partition. HL Sibal was awarded a Padma Bhushan and called the “Living Legend of Law”.

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Posted: Wednesday May 25th 2022, 2:48 PM IST