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Harish Salve’s Third marriage
Harish Salve, a distinguished legal luminary and former solicitor general of India, recently marked a momentous occasion in the charming city of London. There, he embarked on a new chapter in his life by exchanging vows with his British partner, Trina. The wedding festivities were nothing short of grandeur, graced by the presence of distinguished guests, including the illustrious Nita Ambani, Lalit Modi, and renowned Indian model Ujjwala Raut, among a constellation of other notable figures.
This joyous celebration marked Salve’s third foray into matrimony. Before this union, he had been wed to Meenakshi, his first wife, and more recently to Caroline Brossard in the year 2020. Regrettably, his union with Meenakshi came to a close in June 2020, concluding a marriage that had spanned over three decades.
The event was well-documented, with a plethora of images and videos flooding social media platforms. These visuals encapsulated the essence of the occasion, depicting the couple basking in the warmth of their close friends and beloved family members.
Luminaries who graced the ceremony were:
- Nita Ambani: The venerable chairperson and founder of the Reliance Foundation.
- Mukesh Ambani: The esteemed chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries.
- Lalit Modi: A towering figure who serves as chairman and League Commissioner of the Indian Premier League.
- Ujjwala Raut: The celebrated Indian model.
- Sunil Mittal: The visionary founder and chairperson of Bharti Enterprises.
- LN Mittal: The distinguished executive chairman of ArcelorMittal.
- SP Lohia: The enterprising founder and chairman of Indorama Corporation.
- Gopi Hinduja: The accomplished chairperson of the Hinduja Group.
His journey as a lawyer
Harish Salve, a venerable 68-year-old advocate who plies his trade at the apex court of India, has left an indelible mark with his involvement in a multitude of high-profile cases. One of the standout moments of his career was his representation of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who faced a death sentence from a Pakistani military tribunal on espionage charges. Salve’s exceptional gesture was charging a nominal ₹1 in legal fees, an act that earned him widespread acclaim.
His client roster includes corporate giants such as the Tata Group, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries, and the influential ITC Group. He played a pivotal role in the Krishna Godavari Basin gas dispute case, where he represented the opposing side, countering Anil Ambani’s Reliance Natural Resources Ltd.
Salve’s meteoric rise to prominence was largely solidified when he argued the very first anti-dumping case before the hallowed chambers of the Supreme Court of India.
In 2015, he took on the legal defense of Salman Khan in the infamous hit-and-run case dating back to 2002. His legal prowess bore fruit when Khan was acquitted of all charges in the hit-and-run and drunk-and-drive case, following a landmark decision by the Bombay High Court on December 10, 2015.
Adding yet another feather to his cap, Harish Salve was bestowed with the prestigious title of Queen’s Counsel for the courts of Wales and England in January. This honor stands as a well-deserved testament to his illustrious legal career.
Salve’s journey in the field of law commenced with his LL.B. degree from Nagpur University. He swiftly ascended to the status of a senior advocate at the Delhi High Court in 1992 before ultimately culminating in his appointment as the Solicitor General of India.
In the year 2013, his expertise took him to new shores as he was called to Blackstone Chambers and admitted to the English Bar, thereby broadening the horizons of his legal practice. Harish Salve’s remarkable career continues to be an inspiration to legal practitioners and enthusiasts alike, both in India and around the world.