NO TA-TA TO TRADITION: Former Mumbai Sheriff Bakul Patel with Tata group chairman Ratan Tata at the funeral ceremony of eminent jurist Nani Palkhivala who passed away on Wednesday
As mourners, some dressed in pristine white and others in pale pastels, prayed for the departed soul and contemplated his life, priests recited prayers to ease the journey of the departed soul.
He will be missed, said a stoic Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, who was amongst the congregation of mourners. I knew him well. He was an eminent lawyer and did a lot for India. He was a forward looking man and one of great integrity. We have lost one of Indias greatest sons, said Adi Godrej, chairman, Godrej Group. A democrat par excellence, an up-holder of fundamental human rights, a great crusader and above all a great friend he will be missed, said a visibly moved Bakul Patel, former Mumbai sheriff.
Others who were present were eminent lawyer PR Vakil, Trent managing director Tata Group, Noel Tata and Trent chairperson Simone Tata.