Fali S. Nariman has grown up with the Constitution. He started his career in the High Court of Bombay in 1950. Since 1972, when he shifted to New Delhi, he has been continuously practising in India’s Supreme Court, where he has attained eminence. Nariman says: 'Lawyers in India never retire; they simply drop dead!' Over the years, he has been the recipient of several prestigious awards (and appointments), both at national and international levels. He was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha in November 1999 and served with distinction a full six-year term. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan (in 1991) 'in recognition of distinguished services in the field of jurisprudence' and the Padma Vibhushan (in 2007) 'for exceptional services in the field of public affairs.' Author of the bestselling autobiography, Before Memory Fades … (2010), he lives in New Delhi with his life partner, Bapsi.