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The former Attorney-General of India G.E. Vahanvati died in Mumbai on Tuesday following a heart attack. He was 65.

Mr. Vahanvati was appointed as the 13th AG from June 2009 for a three-year term.

Prior to his appointment as the top law officer, he had served Goolam Essaji Vahanvatias the Solicitor-General of India between June 20, 2004 and June 7, 2009. He was earlier the Advocate General of Maharashtra.

In 2012, his term as Attorney General was extended by another two years. He resigned on May 27 this year after the BJP-led government headed by Narendra Modi took over power at the Centre.

Born on May 7, 1949, Mr. Vahanvati obtained a law degree from Government Law College in Mumbai after graduating from St. Xavier’s College.

He was suffering from a lung infection for some time and was admitted to a city hospital.

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